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Mohammed, Westborough Reading Group

Town is by the Sea

This book is from the perspective of the boy, who describes his boring day to day routine, saying 'at supper time, it goes like this' and 'at nighttime, it goes like this' conveying there's nothing to look forward to as he does the same things everyday.

Living in the mine towns, he constantly remembers his dad who works at the mines under the sea. The relationship between the boy and his father is very sweet as even though his father comes back from a rough day with 'black smudges on his face' he still has a big smile on his face. The realistic and vibrant illustrations also show this as you can see the boy hugging his father and his fathers mucky face.

The reader also feels sympathetic for the child as many mine workers often died digging up coal which creates sympathy for the child and the family as the boy's day-to-day life and his family's seems really happy so if they were to find out that the father had died, it would really hurt and distress the child, who loves his dad.

Posted on: 22nd May 2018 at 04:03 pm

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