Crabbing A Lowcountry Family Tradition by Tilda Balsley
  

Crabbing A Lowcountry Family Tradition

Written by Tilda Balsley
Illustrated by Monica Wyrick
Part of the Young Palmetto Books Series

Synopsis

Crabbing A Lowcountry Family Tradition by Tilda Balsley

Crabbing is a story about young boys learning from their grandfather about the coastal tradition of catching crabs during an eventful day on a saltwater creek. Tilda Balsley's realistic yet poetic depictions coupled with Monica Wyrick's beautiful watercolor illustrations provide a glimpse into the diversity of life along the backwaters of the lowcountry. Crabbing is an intriguing how-to for children and evokes nostalgic reminders for readersof any age who have enjoyed the challenge of catching blue crabs.Following the story, additional material providesparents and teachers with educational information about blue crabs as well as other lowcountry wildlife including pelicans, cordgrass, dolphins, grasshoppers, and Spanish moss and about habitat protection. To round out the blue crab experience, a delicious crab cake recipe, simple enough for children to make, is included as well.

Reviews

Crabbing makes me long for Hunting Island. If you've ever been crabbing, this book will make you reminiscent. If you haven't, it will make you want to. A wonderful family story. --Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate Wyrick's richly textured watercolor illustrations complement Balsley's occasionally poetic prose while they also inform. . . . The backmatter gives young readers just enough information about relevant plants and animals to leave them wanting more. Great nibbles of science and culture and an important culinary tradition all rolled into one. --Kirkus Reviews Oh, how Crabbing recaptures my childhood memories of vacationing in the lowcountry. The illustrations intertwined with a story of tradition bring crabbing to life for all readers to experience the mud beneath their feet, to hear the clacking of the claws, and enjoy making their own crab cakes. Mmm . . . delicious memories. --Jennifer Geddie Ainsworth, 2015 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Wyrick's richly textured watercolor illustrations complement Balsley's occasionally poetic prose while they also inform. . . . The backmatter gives young readers just enough information about relevant plants and animals to leave them wanting more. Great nibbles of science and culture and an important culinary tradition all rolled into one. Kirkus Reviews Oh, how Crabbing recaptures my childhood memories of vacationing in the lowcountry. The illustrations intertwined with a story of tradition bring crabbing to life for all readers to experience the mud beneath their feet, to hear the clacking of the claws, and enjoy making their own crab cakes. Mmm . . . delicious memories. Jennifer Geddie Ainsworth, 2015 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Crabbing makes me long for Hunting Island. If you ve ever been crabbing, this book will make you reminiscent. If you haven t, it will make you want to. A wonderful family story. Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate

About the Author

Tilda Balsley is a former teacher living with her husband in Reidsville, North Carolina, USA. She earned a B.A. in English from Queens University in Charlotte and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Balsley is the author of fifteen children's books, including Let My People Go! and Soo's Boo-Boos.Monica Wyrick has a fine arts degree from the University of Dayton and has worked in advertising, as a muralist, and as an art instructor. Wyrick and her husband live in South Carolina, USA and have three grown children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Tilda Balsley
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Publisher

University of South Carolina Press

Publication date

30th August 2016

ISBN

9781611176407


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