The City Speaks in Drums (pb)

Shauntay Grant

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ISBN: 9781771084048

The City Speaks in Drums (pb)

  Author:   Shauntay Grant  
  Artist :   Susan Tooke    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Available for the first time in paperback, the award-winning The City Speaks in Drums follows two boys from North End Halifax as they explore their neighbourhood and the city beyond, finding music everywhere. At the skate park, by the Public Gardens, down Spring Garden Road, and on the boardwalk, drums and saxophones and dancers and basketballs create the jumbled, joyful, pulsing rhythm of Halifax. Shauntay Grant’s playful spoken word-style poem and Susan Tooke’s vivid illustrations create a wildly energetic and appealing journey through the big, bright city.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771084048
Item NB1246
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 14 2016
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions11(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight138(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. She is the author of several books for children including Up Home, winner of an Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book, and Africville, nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. 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.

Award Winners & Nominees


APMA Best Book Award

Winner Lillian Shepherd Award


Shortlisted Shortlisted for Hackmatack