Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

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Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins introduces two irresistible sisters--Alix and Jools--and takes readers on an unforgettable vacation to the beach.

This joyful celebration of sisters, family, friendship, and the ocean is illustrated in black-and-white throughout. The Wall Street Journal said, "Ocean meets sky meets two young girls in Lynne Rae Perkins's affectionate chapter book. . . . Illustrations by the author add wit and tenderness to this sunny summer story." For fans of Kate DiCamillo and Rebecca Stead.

Alix and her older sister, Jools, have never been to the ocean. When their parents pack them up to spend a week by the shore, Alix is nervous about leaving home--but excited, too. At the beach, the sisters make friends, go exploring, and have adventures big and small. To Alix's surprise, as the week comes to an end, she finds she doesn't want to leave!

Each chapter contains its own miniature discovery--from picking periwinkles, meeting a crab, and making sandcastles, to exploring the nearby town. Award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins has beautifully crafted a genuine and engaging novel about sisters, family, and exploration.

A great read-aloud, as well as a good choice for newly independent readers. Booklist said, "Ordinary pleasures, in the hands of a writer so skilled, are elevated." Features black and white art throughout; the paperback edition also includes three summer craft projects to make at home.

Publisher: Canada :, Greenwillow Books,, 2019
ISBN: 9780062499677
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019


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CMLibrary_cmilstead Jun 20, 2019

Alix and her sister, Jools, are embarking upon their first trip to the beach! The sisters arrive with their parents at the beach house and discover a lovely world filled with little adventures and relaxing days. While some events are scary, like their first time in the ocean, others are wonderful! During their vacation, not only do they make new friends, but Alix and Jools each learn something new about themselves. The slow, rhythmic feel of the book makes you feel like you’re on a beach vacation as well. Perkins’ book will make a great family read aloud while on vacation, or just at home!

LPL_JennyC Oct 08, 2018

Lynne Rae Perkins is amazing at capturing a moment in all its delightful uniqueness. The Treffrey family are at the seaside for vacation. Sisters Alix and Jools becomes friends with Nessa, sand castles are built, an epicly long walk is taken, a flock of seagulls eat chips off the beach… everything and nothing happens in this charming new novel from a Newbery Award winning author. Quirky drawings add to the intimacy of Perkins’ storytelling. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Kate DiCamillo.

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