One Summer in Whitney Pier

Mayann Francis

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ISBN: 9781771089609

One Summer in Whitney Pier

  Author:   Mayann Francis  
  Artist :   Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A nostalgic picture book set in the diverse Cape Breton community of Whitney Pier from the duo behind Mayann’s Train Ride, written by Nova Scotia’s first Black lieutenant-governor.

School is out for the summer, but eleven-year-old Mayann Francis doesn’t have much to look forward to. Her two best friends, Eunice and Betty, will be away and her older sister won?t let her play on her baseball team, the Hankard Street Crew.

But Mayann’s parents won’t let her feel sorry for herself. They remind her how much she loves to help them cook traditional Caribbean foods. Coo-coo with corn meal, souse made from pig feet, oxtail, fishcake, johnnycake, sugar cake with coconut! Her mother also teaches her embroidery — and it’s while stitching a project and watching the HSC play that she gets a great idea that will bring the whole community together, and may just save her summer in the process.

One Summer in Whitney Pier is a love letter to the diverse Cape Breton community the Honourable Mayann Francis calls home, and a celebration of breaking bread with your neighbours. Featuring bold, colourful artwork by artist Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo .

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771089609
Item NB1467
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on May 2 2022
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight350(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Mayann Francis was the 31st lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia and the first Black person to hold that position. She was raised in Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, and was educated in Canada and the United States. She was CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and held other senior positions in Ontario and her home province before her appointment. She lives in Halifax.

Tamara Thiébeaux Heikalo is the illustrator of six books for children, including Driftwood Dragons and The Cat from Kosovo. She has been an artist from very early on in her life, creating whimsical, caricatural, and realistic imagery.