The City Speaks in Drums by Shauntay Grant

Two boys from North End Halifax explore their neighbourhood and the city beyond, finding music everywhere.

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Two boys from North End Halifax 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.

Language English
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 11.25(in) x 9(in)

Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, and musician. She was Halifax’s third poet laureate (2009–2010). She is the author of The City Speaks in Drums and Up Home, which won the 2008 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards. Shauntay lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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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