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Published: May 11 2016
Size: 9.5 x 10.50
Tilda Balsley is a former teacher living with her husband in Reidsville, North Carolina. 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 and have three grown children.
"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
"Tilda Balsley's lovely book, Crabbing: A Lowcountry Family Tradition celebrates the beauty of the low-country waters and the crabs and critters that live there. This book offers a reminder of the timeless outdoor activities, observations, and nature lessons that we have the privilege of sharing with our children."—Bobbi Conner, author of Unplugged Play and The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids
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