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ON AN ISLAND IN THE BAY by Patricia Mills


by Patricia Mills & photographed by Patricia Mills

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-55858-333-5
Publisher: NorthSouth

Actually, on several islands in the Chesapeake Bay. Mills (Until the Cows Come Home, not reviewed) is a wonderful photographer, and she shows herself to great advantage in this glossy and exciting collection of images. She presents scenes from an island day: fishing, crabbing, watermen preparing their boats in the early morning. She captures the flora and fauna, the various vessels, and the water meeting the sand, in bright daylight and in the glow of sunset. All these images are spectacular; the narrative, however, although poetic, adds little to the otherwise gorgeous presentation. Mills might have been more courageous to leave out the text entirely. Parents won't want to part with this one, which is just as well since it would make a better coffee-table spectacle than picture book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)