Sea Change

Category: Book
By (author): Viva, Frank
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 120
Size: 9.75in x 7.00in x 0.50in
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$ 21.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*One summer can change your whole life. As soon as school lets out, Eliot's parents send him to the very edge of the world: a fishing village in a remote part of Nova Scotia. And what does the small town of Point Aconi have to offer? Maggots, bullies and grumpy old men. But along the way, Eliot discovers much more - a hidden library, starry nights and a mysterious girl named Mary Beth.

Critically acclaimed author and artist Frank Viva (Outstanding in the Rain) brings us this warm, funny and innovatively designed coming-of-age story. See Point Aconi through Eliot's eyes, as he finds that this place he never wanted to visit is becoming a home he doesn't want to leave.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR Sea Change:

"Sea Change is like a dip in cold Canadian waters: just step inside, and soon you're completely swept away, finding yourself overwhelmed and breathless, entranced by this whirlwind of a book. Bravo, Frank Viva. And glub, glub, glub." - Lemony Snicket

PRAISE FOR Outstanding in the Rain:

"Not your ordinary picture book.... A must have because of the originality of the concept, the unusual palette, and the thrill of the reading experience." - Starred Review, Booklist

"With the playful visual and verbal economy that is a hallmark of Viva's work ... it's one of those books that pulls grown-ups into its puzzles as surely as it does children.... To add to the challenges Viva set himself, he uses only five colors: cream, dark brown, a matte cherry red, a bright turquoise and a mango-y yellow-orange. The result is a retro-futuristic mood perfect for the Coney Island setting, and it lends even more of a cool, urban aura to Viva's already beguiling figures, with their long, curvy lines and weird proportions (tiny, daintily shaped feet, extra-long arms, big heads, noses made of a single line, either sharply pointed or wide and bulbous)...Viva conveys a kind of humane sophistication, inviting us to see the unity in people and things that are, on one level, completely and totally different -- and to have some smart, jazzy fun at the same time." - The New York Times

"...the lure of visual surprises and wordplay will spur readers forward in this handsomely designed book." - School Library Journal
Biographical NoteFRANK VIVA is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book Along a Long Road was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Illustration and was named one of The New York Times' 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011. His other books for children include Outstanding in the Rain, A Long Way Away, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse and Young Frank, Architect. His art has appeared in many places such as The New York Times and the cover of the New Yorker and on the illustrated stationary produced by his company Whigby. Frank runs a branding and design agency in Toronto and is past president of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada. But making books is his favourite thing to do. The author lives in Toronto, ON.