In a Village by the Sea

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and back out again.

Format Your Price
978-1-939547-15-6
$12.71
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2015
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-05-12
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030020, JUV043000, JUV009080
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10 x 9
Guided Reading Level I
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171967
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • 2016-2017 Georgia Children’s Picturebook (Gr. K-4) Award Finalist, Winner, 2016
  • 2015 Cybils Fiction Picture Book Finalist, Winner, 2015

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“In circular fashion, this simple story’s narration unfolds, with great power behind the few words on each page.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“A lovely, resonant portrait of family life that hums with quiet magic.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

Author: Muon Van

Muon Van was born on the run in the southern port city of Rach Gia, Vietnam. When she was nine months old, she left Vietnam as part of the "boat people" mass exodus. She now lives in Northern California. Her previous book, In a Village by the Sea, is also a family story.

Illustrator: April Chu

April Chu has won awards for her gorgeous illustrations. She studied architecture and infuses that knowledge of detail and perspective into her art. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrator's Original Art show.

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In a Village by the Sea

Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness… View available downloads →