Beach House (Hardcover)

By Deanna Caswell, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452124087, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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A long, long drive.
It's been a year
of dreaming, waiting.
Now, summer's here.

In a funny and heartfelt celebration of family, vacations, and the joy of the sea, Deanna Caswell and Amy June Bates capture the essence of summer—building sand castles, jumping the waves, and watching the stars come out after a long day at the beach—and the love that warms every moment.

About the Author

Deanna Caswell is an award-winning picture book author. She lives with 8 chickens, half as many children, and a very understanding husband in Collierville, Tennessee.

Amy June Bates is a freelance children's book illustrator. Amy grew up in Utah and got a degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University. She lives with her 3 children and husband in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Beach House

"A refreshingly realistic story, without the saccharine gloss common to some vacation picture books."--USA Today

"Recreates the feeling and fun of a day at the beach."--Booklist

"Lovely."--Kirkus Reviews Children's Blog

"Conveys the breathless joy of a day spent at the ocean."--Publishers Weekly

"Breezy and fun. will make the beach-loving readers long for an outing of their own."-School Library Journal

"A warmly satisfying book."--The New York Times