Anna is author of the Belle Isle Books title Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, below. Be sure to check out her newest book, The Sea Hunt, under the Brandylane imprint.
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Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast
written by Anna Burger
illustrated by Laura Craig
When his mother tells him they're having pea soup for dinner, Jack wonders how he'll survive. Then he comes up with a plan: he'll catch his own seafood feast instead! Relying on skills learned from his grandfather, the resourceful boy embarks on a seaside adventure, casting for fish, digging for clams, and setting traps for blue crabs. In the process he learns that the only thing better than a basket full of crabs or a bucket full of clams is a heart full of appreciation for the natural wonders of the bay. With playful prose and vivid watercolor illustrations, Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast teaches readers to value and sustain their environment with gratitude for life's little gifts.
More About Anna Burger
Did you know that moments before author Anna Burger put pen to paper to write her first children's book, Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, she sat at her writing desk with total and complete writer's block? Well, it's true! It was only when she looked out her window and saw the old dock behind her house that floats atop Onancock Creek that Anna realized exactly what she wanted to write -- a story that encapsulated her unique love for the water and aquatic life; a love that was passed on from her father and grandfather. Anna says she ended up just writing about what she knew best.
When it came time for author Anna Burger to find an illustrator for Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, she immediately thought of artist Laura Craig, a long-time friend. After all, the two had known each other since they were small children growing up in the same coastal town. Anna asked Laura if she would take part in this project with her, and Laura, motivated by her friendship with Anna, said yes! The result of this beautiful friendship is a children's book filled with vivid watercolor illustrations and a resounding message of marine life conservation.