Granville Island ABC

A Family Adventure

By (author): Alison Kelly
Illustrated by: Linda Sharp
ISBN 9781772034073
Hardcover | Publication Date: May 3, 2022
Book Dimensions: 10 in. x 8 in.
64 Pages
$22.95 CAD

About the Book

A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.

Granville Island ABC is a visual treasure hunt that invites families to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this exciting arts and culture destination. With fun (and mostly free) discoveries for every letter of the alphabet—from buskers to houseboats, industrial relics to pirate ships, seawalls to turtles—this book is the perfect companion to a family outing. With interesting facts, a detailed map, a historical timeline, and text that fosters observation and entertainment, it is sure to appeal to locals and tourists alike. Its whimsical illustrations contain hidden details and capture Granville Island’s unique mix of industrial and artistic, historical and modern, urban and wild.

About the Author(s)

Linda Sharp is an artist and set designer who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta. She works in fabric and paint, using oilsticks to capture movement and visual energy. Linda volunteers with North Vancouver Community Players and Theatre West Van, designing graphics and painting sets. She is the illustrator of the bestselling book The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain, by Shelley Hrdlitschka and Rae Schidlo.

Alison Kelly is a playwright, actor, writer, and theatre instructor. She is best known as one of the writers and performers of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed play Mom’s The Word, and the sequels, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, Mom’s The Word: For Crying Out Loud, Mom’s The Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, and, upcoming, Mom’s The Word: Let’s Talk Turkey. Her essay “Present Imperfect” appears in the Canadian bestseller Between Interruptions. Granville Island ABC is her first book for families and young audiences.