When you live on an island, things are different. Sometimes harder. Sometimes sweeter. Sometimes quieter. Experience a day in the life of a child growing up on a Pacific Northwest island in this beautifully written and illustrated picture book.
EMMA BLAND SMITH is a librarian and writer living with her family in San Francisco. Her children's book debut, Journey- Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, won the 2017 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award for children's literature, and the 2017 Cook Prize, which honors the best STEM picture book published for children aged eight to ten. She has written a nonfiction book for adults, San Francisco's Glen Park and Diamond Heights (Arcadia), and has contributed to Sunset and other magazines.
"A wide-format book in a style and subject matter reminiscent of Robert McCloskey's old favorite Time of Wonder, this picture book describes life on an island in the San Juans, off the Washington coast. . . . A heartfelt snapshot of a way of life."--Kirkus Reviews
"I would recommend To Live on an Island to kids who like nature and to anyone who loves beautiful illustrations."--Kids Book Buzz