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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Summer vacations
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/03/2007
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Imagine being crammed into the backseat of the family car, pyjamas already on, staking out space amidst sisters, knapsacks, blankets and pillows. Excitement is in the air as everyone gets ready to start the long drive though the dark starry night. Sound like a familiar start to a summer vacation? Join a young girl and her family on a nostalgic journey to her grandparents' summer cottage on the East Coast, where afternoons at the beach and bonfires at dusk become magical, extraordinary events when viewed through the eyes of a child.

Heidi Stoddart is an elementary school teacher living in Rothesay, New Brunswick.

Chronicle Herald - September 1, 2007
Stoddart's illustrations perfectly capture the mystical place summer vacations hold in children's hearts.

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