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Spin to Sea

by Izra Fitch & Doretta Groenendyk

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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
published: 2012
ISBN:9781894838856
publisher: Acorn Press
Description

Every year at harvest, in a cosy cove on the south shore of Nova Scotia, families and neighbors gather by the water and send their carved pumpkins out into the bay.  Spin to  the Sea celebrates this enchanted, annual event through magical illustrations and lyrical text.  Izra Fitch is 15 years old and lives in the Annapolis Valley with her parents, two brothers and their cats.Her first book, Spin to the Sea was created outside, in cafes and at the kitchen table. Izra loves to make art, stories and music. She also likes rainy weather, graphic novels, travelling, gorillas and chocolate. No pumpkins were harmed in the making of this book.

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Doretta, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband  and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis  Valley in Nova Scotia. She is the author and illustrator of  Snow for Christmas, and Thank you for My Bed, both of which  were shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award  for Illustration. Her other titles include Step Outside, I’m  Writing a Story, and Bully 101. She is also the co-author of  Spin to Sea with her daughter, Izra Fitch.

Izra Fitch is 15 years old and lives in the Annapolis Valley with her parents, two brothers and their cats. Her first book, Spin to Sea was created outside, in cafes and at the kitchen table. Izra also loves to make art, stories and music. She also likes rainy weather, graphic novels, travelling, and gorillas.

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Izra Fitch

Izra Fitch is 15 years old and lives in the Annapolis Valley with her parents, two brothers and their cats. Her first book, Spin to Sea was created outside, in cafes and at the kitchen table. Izra also loves to make art, stories and music. She also likes rainy weather, graphic novels, travelling, and gorillas.
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Doretta Groenendyk

DORETTA GROENENDYK is an artist and illustrator of picture books for children, including Thank You for My Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Doretta is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and lives in Canning, Nova Scotia, with her family.
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