MAGIC BEACH by Alison Lester


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 A favorite Australian illustrator pairs realistic and imaginative experiences at the beach: first, an expansive watercolor depicts children absorbed with playing in the surf or tidal pools, or constructing a vast sandcastle, or roasting marshmallows in a cove by moonlight; a turn of the page reveals a related make-believe scene enclosed in a soft-edged circle (e.g., the beachcombing spread is followed by a picture of the same kids finding a fabulous treasure chest). The carefully crafted verse descriptions are pleasant enough, but the lucid, beautifully observed illustrations here are outstanding: a splendid evocation of summers past and summers still to come. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-52177-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1992


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