A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune

Jan Coates

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ISBN: 9781771085694

A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune

  Author:   Jan Coates  
  Artist :   Marijke Simons    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Grandma closed the piano lid. “I love singing those old tunes with you.
I wish you could have seen the Halifax I once knew.”

This dreamy and whimsical story follows a young child who travels back in time to 1950s Halifax with a whimsical tune. Follow the pair through Point Pleasant Park, the Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, Citadel Hill, and other historic Halifax landmarks, showing off all the sights and sounds of the city. With lively text from Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Jan Coates and vivid illustrations of mid-century Halifax by Marijke Simons, A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune is bound to conjure more than a few bedtime sing-a-longs.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771085694
Item NB1279
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJuly 6 2018
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight328(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Jan L. Coates is the author of several books for young readers, including The King of Keji and A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley, with her husband, Don, and a Golden Irish named Charlie. When her kids, Liam and Shannon, were little, they loved camping at Keji. Visit her at jancoates.ca.

Marijke Simons was born in Amsterdam in 1952 and two years later immigrated with her parents to Montreal. After attending McGill University, she studied teaching. In 1976 she moved to Nova Scotia to raise a family. In Halifax she worked mainly as a French and art teacher. In 1988, she set up a small teaching studio where she continues to teach art to children. She has illustrated a number of books, including Who's a Scaredy Cat and wrote and illustrated The Flying Squirrel Stowaways and Jigs and Reels: a Cruise in Maritime Waters.

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