Between the Tides

Maine at its Best recently sent along a press release about a new book,

What happens to the denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes? This is the question that award-winning author Fran Hodgkins answers in a playful yet instructive way. Children are introduced to crabs, sea urchins, mussels, sea worms, starfish, lobsters, periwinkles, and other creatures that must adapt to constantly changing conditions. Using vibrant colors and true-to-life detail, illustrator Jim Sollers documents the survival techniques used by these varied citizens of the shoreline.

About the Author

FRAN HODGKINS is a full-time book editor and a freelance writer whose stories and articles have appeared in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Highlights for Children, Cat Fancy, Boy’s Life, and The Dolphin Log. In 1999, she won the EdPress Award for her piece “Good Enough to Eat?” in Zillions magazine. Fran is also the author of numerous nonfiction books for children. One of her books, The Orphan Seal, was named one of the 100 Classic New England Children’s Books by Yankee magazine and received the Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award from the ASPCA. She lives in Sparks, Maryland.

About the Illustrator

Award-winning artist JIM SOLLERS works with equal proficiency in a wide range of styles, from precise technical drawings to whimsical, simply styled pictures for children’s books. His illustrations have appeared in numerous books and in many magazines both here and abroad. Jim lives in Rockland, Maine.

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