Book Trailer Thursday: Sea Change

For this week’s BTT, we’re taking a look at Sea Change (TOON), a middle-grade novel written and illustrated by Frank Viva. Eliot resents his parents for sending him to Nova Scotia for summer break. Although he barely tolerates his uncle’s rural lifestyle, he enjoys hanging with the local kids—especially Mary Beth. The child narrator in the trailer reinforces the novel’s diary-like tone, and the string instrumentals transport us to a simple setting. Viva’s straightforward yet emotive graphics become whimsical in the video: A plane zooms across the page, a child’s arm sways like a paper doll’s, and disjointed letters hover like floating stars. In Sarah Hunter’s review (linked above), she deems the book “a gentle, contemplative story.”



About the Author:

Biz Hyzy is a graduate of Lake Forest College with a BA in English Literature. She is one of Booklist's editorial assistants for the Adult Books department. In the past, she has worked as a bookseller at Half Price Books and as a writing tutor. When she isn’t reading, you can find her swing dancing or playing games.

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