We're Going to Build a Dam by Gillian McClure
  

We're Going to Build a Dam

Written by Gillian McClure

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With fluid, engaging line and watercolour illustrations, Gillian McClure’ s story simple but dramatic story captures the spontaneity of two small boys working and playing together on the beach. And in the visual narrative readers can enjoy following the antics of the dog.

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Synopsis

We're Going to Build a Dam by Gillian McClure

We’re going to dam a stream, hold its water back.’
Two boys and a dog find a place where the streams meet the sea. Can they build a dam to hold back the water? There are stones and driftwood and seaweed – is it enough to stop the stream. What is the dog up to?

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‘A hymn to the joy of “messing about” on the beach – two small boys and their imaginations create a simple but dramatic story’ Jane Ray

About the Author

Gillian McClure

Carnegie Medal shortlisted author and illustrator Gillian McClure is the creator of many picture books, including Selkie (A Scottish Folk Tale), Mouse in the House, Flood, We’re Going to Build a Dam and Zoe’s Boat. Gillian lives in Cambridge. From 2010 - 2016 she ran her own publishing company, Plaister Press.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Gillian McClure
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Author's Website

gillianmcclure.com/

Publisher

Plaister Press

Publication date

10th March 2013

ISBN

9780956510846

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