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The Very Last First Timeby Jan Andrews

The Very Last First Time
Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Ian Wallace
Groundwood books

Of all my books, this is the one that is most beloved.  Eva’s journey is a very special one.  Today, she will walk on the bottom of the sea alone.  She will go into the cave that is under the ice when the tide is out.  She will search for mussels as her people have done for centuries.  She will find herself in darkness.  She will find too she has brought what she needs with her.  She will come again into the light.  

Illustrations by Ian Wallace are in purple and gold, reflecting the colours of a northern winter. These pictures remain among his most significant works.
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