Nuptse and Lhotse Go to the West Coast by Jocey Asnong Release Date: 07/11/2017 ISBN 9781771602327 8 x 10 inches 32 pages hardcover $18.00 (CAD)
A colourful, imaginative story for adventurers of all ages that dream of falling asleep on a beach made of stars at the edge of the world.
Surf’s up and it’s time for another Nuptse and Lhotse adventure!
When the cats find Salish, a Purple Ochre Starfish, in a puddle, Nuptse and Lhotse are determined to help Salish get back home. The trio will travel across mountains and orchards, explore a coastal city’s many attractions, take an extraordinary ferry ride along the bottom of the Salish Sea, hike through the tangled rainforests of the West Coast Trail and surf the great waves at Long Beach. As they make their way back to the beach where the sun falls asleep into the sea every night, Nuptse, Lhotse and Salish meet many marvellous sea animals of the Pacific Northwest including whales, otters, crabs and even an octopus. Yet Salish and the cats notice that wherever they go, almost all of the starfish have mysteriously disappeared! Where could everyone be? The only one that can help them solve this starfish puzzle is Kermode the Great Spirit Bear. In a land where forests eat fish, the trees have faces and wolves swim like mermaids, will Nuptse and Lhotse and their new West Coast friends ever solve the mystery of all the missing starfish?
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.