Seaside Dream

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$11.95  $11.11
Lee & Low Books
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8.3 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Janet Costa Bates has been recognized by Highlights for Children as an Author of the Month. Her prize-winning fiction has been published in Highlights and in Pockets magazine. Seaside Dream was inspired by Bates's grandmother, who came to the United States from Cape Verde. Like Cora and Grandma in the story, Bates loves to spend time at the beach. This is her first book. She lives with her family in Massachusetts and can be found on the Web at

Lambert Davis has illustrated numerous books for children, including the best-selling The Jolly Mon and Whales Passing, a Parents' Choice Recommended title. Born in Hawaii and having spent many years living near the ocean in California, Davis often creates artwork that reflects the beauty of the sea. When not painting, he enjoys surfing, sailing, and traveling. Davis now lives with his wife and their two sons on the southeastern coast of Australia. His Web site is


"A moving portrayal of a grandparent-grandchild relationship as well as a distinctive take on universal aspects of immigration." -- Kirkus Reviews

"First-time author Bates debuts with a story, inspired by her own family history, about relationships that stretch across many years and great distances.... The close-knit nature of Cora's family shines through in Bates's prose, which is peppered with references to Cape Verdean cuisine and traditions.... the beach setting is vibrant and lush, and the strength of Cora and her grandmother's relationship emanates from nearly every page." -- Publishers Weekly

"Davis's realistic acrylic paintings are filled with warmth and the colors of the sea. The marvelous illustrations have vigor and the tidbits of Cape Verdean culture make this picture book valuable for multicultural representation." -- School Library Journal

New Voices Award Honor, Lee & Low Books