Waiting for High Tide

Waiting for High Tide

Book - 2016
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Waiting for High Tide has earned two STARRED reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus!

For one young boy, it's a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family. He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank. But mostly he waits for high tide. Then he'll be able to swim and dive off the log raft his family is building. While he waits, sea birds and other creatures mirror the family's behaviors: building and hunting, wading and eating. At long last the tide arrives, and human and animal alike savor the water.
Another beautiful ode to life lived in harmony with nature, and by the labor of one's own hands, from an artist of great warmth and clarity.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781419716560
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm


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PimaLib_SarahB Sep 01, 2016

Traveling to the Pacific Northwest? Curious about how to build a raft or how barnacles eat? Then this is the book for you. Nikki McClure's awesome artwork accompanies a longer story about a boy building a raft with his family while waiting for the tide to turn.

Aug 07, 2016

So boring! It's more non fiction than an actual story being told

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