written and illustrated by Lori Doody
A small windswept island weathers the sea.
An island off the coast of another island is home to a small community; life is rich with joy and challenges, and the people who live there love their island home. One day they learn that the government will move them off the island, to new homes with modern conveniences like electricity. Life will be easier, but will it be better?
In gentle and spare prose, and with her unique folk-art illustrations, Lori Doody tells the story of resettlement in Newfoundland—it is a deeply personal tale, but it is also the story of anyone who must leave a loved home to start anew and who carries their old home still in their heart.
What folks are saying
The economical text effectively conveys a wealth of emotion and captures a full range of feeling. Precise, spare and carefully crafted sentences outline the events while the spaces between the sentences tell their own story. [...] The story is touching and heartfelt, and will speak to readers of all ages. ~ Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today