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Karen Gillmore

Karen Gillmore has been an artist since she could hold crayons. In addition to being a children’s book illustrator, she also draws and writes comics and illustrates graphic novels. She lives in Victoria, BC. 

Explore the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal
Authors:
Gloria Snively
Artists:
Karen Gillmore
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

A lavishly illustrated story that teaches children about the marine ecosystems of coastal Pacific rocky shores.

Siblings Crystal and Sam and their aunt Kate and uncle Charlie continue their exploration of the ecosystems of Eagle Cove, a sheltered inlet on the Pacific Northwest coast. In this adventure, the children stick close to home on the rocky shore and discover that you don’t need to go far out to sea in order to encounter some remarkable creatures! With the help of their neighbour Ada, Sam and Crystal explore the tide pools and shoreline through the eyes of an ancient fish, who draws a connection between the physical and mythical worlds, and who teaches the children about the importance of protecting our planet. Lavishly illustrated with colourful and scientifically accurate drawings and paintings, Explore the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal is both an entertaining story and an useful learning tool for children ages eight to eleven.

Reviews
"As Sam and Crystal explore the coast with Uncle Charlie, Aunt Kate, Ada, and Grandfather Sculpin they come to understand the interconnectedness of all things through food gathering, food preparation, and giving thanks to the salmon. Throughout the story, the children receive teachings about the importance of respecting and making wise decisions about the ocean and our plant and animal family." — 'Nalaga Donna Cranmer, 'Namgis First Nation, Principal of Wagalus School, Fort Rupert, BC

"Gloria Snively’s beautiful book fires up the imagination and makes learning fun and effortless." — Holly Arntzen, eco-songwriter/singer/producer, Artist Response Team (ART)

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 8-11.

Additional Information
64 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

 

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Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal
Authors:
Gloria Snively
Artists:
Karen Gillmore
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

A beautifully illustrated story that teaches children about marine biology and the coastal environment of BC and the Pacific Northwest. 

Join eleven-year-old Crystal and her seven-year-old brother, Sam, as they travel by seine boat along the rugged Pacific coastline to visit their aunt Kate, a marine biologist, and uncle Charlie, a retired fisherman, at their home in a sheltered inlet called Eagle Cove. As Aunt Kate takes the children for walks along the beach and teaches them about marine life, tidal zones, and habitats, they meet a dazzling range of sea creatures and learn the importance of observing, respecting, and preserving nature. Colourful, engaging, and educational, Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal is both a delightful story and an indispensable learning tool for children ages eight to eleven.

Reviews
"A wonderful story that is enjoyable for children (and even adults) of all ages."— Andy Lamb, marine naturalist

"Gloria Snively has taken her classic field guide Exploring the Seashore and transformed it into a children’s adventure narrative that leaves no shoreline stone unturned." — Briony Penn, author of The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan

"As the tide rolls in and out daily in our territory, we are reminded of the abundance of food in our Kwakwaka’wakw oceans, our lands, and our air. As the children in Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal receive teachings from Ada, they become connected to the spirits within our environment and our ocean. A bond is developed that will provide a foundation of understanding and the need to protect and champion our environment. Sam and Crystal’s journey with Aunt Kate will become a foundation for their future passions and work. Gilakas’la to Dr. Gloria Snively for bringing our young people on a journey of understanding and connection through her story." — Nella Nelson, Coordinator of Aboriginal Nations Education, School District #61, Victoria, BC

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 8-11.

Additional Information
64 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
$22.95

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