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    My Grandpa and the Sea
    Also available in: E-Book
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-3975-5
    Lexile Level: 850
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 8 5/8 x 9
    Dewey: [E]
    Reading Grade Level: 2
    Interest Grade Level: K-4
    Ages: 5-10
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    DESCRIPTION Katherine Orr
    Lila and her grandpa live on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where Grandpa works as a fisherman. When huge boats begin to rob the sea of its fish, Grandpa has to find another way to make a living. Lila has a special relationship with her grandpa. From him she learns the ways of the sea and of the heart. Grandpa believes that "if we give back something for everything we take, we will always meet with abundance." Following his seaman's heart and guided by his respect for the sea, Grandpa realizes another way to make living. Katherine Orr has created a gentle island tale of the Caribbean, enhanced by vivid, tropical illustrations. Children and adults alike will cherish this book for years to come.

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations
    About the Author
    Katherine's writing career began while she was working as a marine biologist in the Caribbean and Caicos Islands. To address the need for simple educational tools in regional communities, she began writing and illustrating grant-funded booklets and posters about the environment and local fisheries. This proved to be such a satisfying experience that Katherine branched into writing and illustrating children's books about nature. She has authored and illustrated more than a dozen books, mostly for children. She has also contributed articles to professional scientific journals and popular magazines. Her commissioned artworks include a hotel mural, logos, posters, portraits, scientific drawings, cartoons, and cookbook illustrations. 
    Awards for this Title
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
    Other Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "This quietly optimistic story is told with an air of authenticity and appreciation by a woman who has firsthand knowledge of Caribbean fisheries."  
    -- School Library Journal
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Orr illustrates her sympathetic portrait of this wise, gentle, black man with nicely composed paintings of the brilliant hues of the Caribbean."  
    --Kirkus Reviews