Meet Me By the Sea (Hardcover)
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When a spunky little girl finds that her parents are too busy to play, she decides to visit her favorite place on her own.
The familiar path lightens her step and her heart. And along the way she discovers a wonderful surprise.
Taltal Levi’s spare text and delicate pastel-hued illustrations celebrate courage, discovery, and the power of family.
"The highly relatable feeling of being invisible, the little girl’s independence, and the loving conclusion all add up to a satisfying picture book." - The Horn Book
About the Author
Taltal Levi was born in the Galilee, Israel. She graduated from Lucerne University of Arts and Design with a degree in illustration, and currently works and lives in Basel, Switzerland. From a young age she used drawing as a tool to liberate herself from reality’s hardship and dullness. Taltal loves telling stories about characters who embrace their vulnerabilities and overcome obstacles. Her narratives incorporate fantasy elements and draw inspiration from nature, animals, and her own childhood memories.
The graceful curves of trees waving in the wind, the gold of the grass, and the russet of the fox testify to ways that solitude can give sustenance when people can’t, and offers refuge until they can.
— Publishers Weekly
The highly relatable feeling of being invisible, the little girl’s independence, and the loving conclusion all add up to a satisfying picture book.
— The Horn Book
Levi's detailed drawings add excitement to this simple story; the birds and animals create a sense of depth and character, as does the overnight scene in the center of the book...The social-emotional potential also abounds, providing caretakers and educators points of departure for conversations on bravery, independence, and loneliness. A soft-spoken marvel.
— Children's LIterature Reviews
Beguiling, velvety golds, russets, and greens dominate. Words and art combine to tell a story infused with mystery and wonder, a story that honors nature’s ability to provide a space for contemplation and maybe a little bit of healing.
— Julie Danielson