Seb and the Sun

Seb and the Sun
Seb and the Sun

Seb and the Sun

By Jami Gigot



36 Pages, 8.5 x 10.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

ISBN 9780999024904

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Mar 2018)
Chicago Review Press-Ripple Grove Press

Price: $17.99
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Nominee, Ezra Jack Keats Award

Seb is determined to find some light for his sleepy coastal town. It is so far north, the sun does not shine in winter and the days are cold, dreary, and dark as night. So Seb embarks on a mission to find the sun. Along with his friend Walrus, he makes a plan, collects supplies, and rows far out to sea. Will Seb be able to find the sun and bring its light and warmth back to his town?


"Otherworldly but with luminous pictures of a remote community." —Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully depicted scenes full of murky shadow and softly glowing lanterns give Seb’s home a stark and otherworldly quality, while his sense of adventure, penchant for crust-free sandwiches, and friendly walks along the beach and pier are sure to warm the heart." —Pallas Gates McCorquodale, Foreword Reviews STARRED REVIEW

"A superbly crafted children's picture book by author/illustrator Jami Gigot for youngsters ages 5 to 7, Seb and the Sun is original and consistently entertaining, making it an unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections." —Midwest Book Review

"For many young American readers, it provides new perspective, and a quiet lesson about the sweetness of a hero who shares his treasure when he gains it. The end pages, like Seb himself, are full of sunshine." —Edie Ching, Booklist STARRED REVIEW

"Seb and the Sun is the kind of book that could easily become a lifelong favourite." —Nathan Whitlock, Quill & Quire

"Gigot integrates Native American coastal art motifs, suggesting that this evocative and visually sumptuous story is set in Northern Canada or Alaska." —Publishers Weekly

"How this considerate boy catches the sunlight is a mystery to readers, Gigot leaves to our imagination the moment in which the bucket lands. But what matters is that Seb cared enough about his community to do so." —Julie Danielson, BookPage

Author Biography

Jami Gigot is a digital artist who has worked on several films including Avatar, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Captain America. She is the author of Mae and the Moon. She lives in Vancouver.