A Pacific Alphabet

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Whitecap Books, Limited, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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From the top of Alaska to the tip of Mexico, the Pacific Coast of North America comes to life in this vividly illustrated alphabet book. From albatrosses and orcas to Zodiac boats, children can identify objects that start with each letter and read along with the lilting text. In addition, each illustration has the featured letter hidden within the colorful artwork, creating a challenge for older readers, too. Featuring forests full of fairies, singing seashells, and persnickety pirates, this is an alphabet adventure for the young and young at heart.

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User Review  - JenWinans - LibraryThing

This book, illustrated by Dianna Bonder has fun colorful art work. I love the illustrators take on the alliteration lines about the pacific coast. At the end of the book there is a list of the words that begin with each letter. This would be a fun idea of book to make with kids. Read full review

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User Review  - Andreawallin - LibraryThing

Reaction: The text is imaginative and rhythmic, yet it also vividly and accurately describes the Pacific Ocean. “Despite the damp drizzle I do enjoy roaming down by the dock where I do my beachcombing ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Margriet Ruurs has lived in many places such as California, Oregon, Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia. During her time on the west coast, Margriet fell in love with the ocean and it became the inspiration for A Pacific Alphabet.

Margriet's accomplishments include Storytellers World Honour Title and shortlisting for the Mr. Christie Award. Her books, A Mountain Alphabet and the Emma series, are Canadian bestsellers.

With a Master's Degree in Education, she teaches writing programs in schools and speaks at conferences to parents, teachers and librarians. Today, she is always writing poetry and rhymes for children. She lives in the Okanagan Valley where she enjoys the outdoors - hiking and gardening.


Dianna Bonder was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. She always wanted to become an artist and felt she was naturally drawn towards illustrating and painting. She lives in Maple Ridge, B.C. with her husband Lee, two dogs and three cats. She is working on more children's books and is planning to show her artwork in select galleries.

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