Alix and her sister, Jools, have never seen the ocean. When their parents pack them up for a week at the shore, Alix is nervous about leaving home, but excited, too. At the beach, the girls make friends, go exploring, and have adventures both big and small. They pick periwinkles, spot crabs, and discover that the beach is full of endless possibilities. As the week comes to an end, Alix is surprised to find she doesn't want to leave!
Award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins has beautifully crafted a genuine and engaging novel about sisters, family, and exploration. This book, which features stunning pencil and ink drawings, is a great read-aloud as well as a good choice for newly independent readers.
"Each chapter that follows highlights a discovery or event that makes the trip memorable. Some incidents, such as temporarily getting separated from her parents at a crowded service plaza and having a giant june bug plant itself on her arm, aren’t very pleasant, but most experiences — making a new friend, holding an injured falcon in her arms, finding sea glass on the beach — are wondrous reminders of how small miracles make life worth living. Perkins draws on all five senses to evoke nature’s beauty and show the ebb and flow of Alix’s emotions as she eagerly explores new territory.— Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Author||Lynne Rae Perkins|
|Illustrator||Lynne Rae Perkins|
|Publication Date||May 15, 2018|