Beach Feet

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Enchanted Lion Books, LLC, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The story of a boy's visit to the beach, Beach Feet opens with a small boy feeling the heat of the sand and then running towards the ocean. Free and independent despite his young age and the tube around his waist, the boy gives himself over to the ocean and the pleasures to be had at water’s edge. Throughout, the boy's connection to the beach through his feet—the feel of sand, shells, water—is never lost. Unusual perspectives and a pitch-perfect voice make this a standout.

Kiyomi Konagaya was born in 1936 in Shizuoka, Japan. At university, he studied English literature and published his poetry in literary magazines. After graduation, he took a job at an advertising agency. In 1977 he won the prestigious Mr. H Award (for new poets) for Little Voyage 26. He also won the twenty-first Takami Jun Prize in 1991, and the twenty-fifth Contemporary Poetry Award in 2007.

Masamitsu Saito was born in 1958 in a seaside town along Kujyukuri Beach in Chiba, so he grew up to the sound of waves. He studied graphic design at Tama Art University. His work can be found in magazines and books, as well as on chocolate packages.


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This one got an extra star for the fun illustrations. - Goodreads
Descriptive writing. - Goodreads
GREAT illustrations! - Goodreads
The illustrations are SO amazing, though! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lisa Pizzapickles'npie - Goodreads

Visualize Description of a day at the beach, told from the perspective of what the feet feel. Descriptive writing. Primary pictures, teach ability for language through inter. Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

body parts, beach/ocean - The illustrations are too beautiful to be deterred by ho-hum text. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Kiyomi Konagaya was born in 1936 in Shizuoka, Japan. At university, he studied English Literature and published his poetry in literary magazines. After graduation, he took a job at an advertising agency. In 1977, he won the prestigious Mr. H Award (for new poets) for Little Voyage 26. He also won the 21st Takami Jun Prize in 1991, and the 25th Contemporary Poetry Award in 2007.

Masamitsu Saito was born in 1958 in a seaside town along Kujyukuri Beach in Chiba, so he grew up to the sound of waves. He studied graphic design at Tama Art University. His work can be found in magazines, on chocolate packages, and the like. He also has been involved in the field of interior design and has illustrated many books.

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