City Speaks In Drums

Shauntay Grant

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ISBN: 9781551097589

City Speaks In Drums

  Author:   Shauntay Grant  
  Artist :   Susan Tooke    

Two boys from North End Halifaxexplore their neighbourhoodand the city beyond, findingmusic everywhere. At the skatepark, by the Public Gardens,down Spring Garden Road, andon the boardwalk, drums and saxophones and dancers and basketballs create the jumbled, joyful, pulsing rhythm of Halifax.Shauntay Grant’s playfulspoken word-style poem andSusan Tooke’s vivid illustrationscreate a wildly energetic andappealing journey through thebig, bright city.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551097589
Item NB0893
Published onMay 7 2010
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions11.25(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight410(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. Up Home won the 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Published Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards. Shauntay served as Halifax's third Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. Her other honours include a Poet of Honour Prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

Susan Tooke is an award-winning artist and children's book illustrator whose work has been exhibited across North America. In 2003, she received the Halifax Mayor's Award for Illustration, and she is a three-time winner of the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, for Full Moon Rising, Up Home, and The City Speaks in Drums. She lives in Halifax. Visit Susan Tooke's art blog.

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