Spring Fiction for Budding Bookworms

Going on a Journey to the Sea

By Sarah Rosenfeld

A review of Going On A Journey To The Sea by Jane Barclay

Published on April 1, 2001

Going On A Journey To The Sea
Jane Barclay

Lobster Press

And the cherry on top of this delicious sundae of children’s books is undoubtedly Going on a Journey to the Sea (Lobster Press, $19.95 hardcover, ages four to six), a mix of poetry by Jane Barclay and lovely page-filling illustrations by Liz Milkau. Barclay is a former winner of The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Writing for Children Competition for How Cold Was It? The language lets kids feel the hot sand, see and hear the grasses bend and swish, taste sticky sweet ice cream sugar-stones

A real delight to the senses and as rhythmical as the waves. mRb

Sarah Rosenfeld is a writer and associate editor for a travel and leisure magazine for Canadian physicians.



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