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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Down at the Seaweed Cafe

by (author) Robert Perry

illustrated by Greta Guzek

Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Feb 2010
Native Canadian
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
2 to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
    List Price

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Everyone's welcome
At the Seaweed Cafe,
Where seaweed tea
Is served all day...

If you've ever played restaurant, made mud pies or hosted an imaginary tea party, you'll welcome an invitation to the The Seaweed Cafe for an evening of song, storytelling and dance. A perfect bedtime book, Down at the Seaweed Cafe's sunken treasure, sea monsters and tsunamis will charm readers of all ages.

About the authors

Robert Perry is the author of Down at the Seaweed Café (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and My Vancouver Sketchbook (Nightwood Editions, 2010). He lives in Victoria, BC.

Robert Perry's profile page

Illustrator and painter Greta Guzek lives in Gibsons, BC. Her illustrative work includes Down at the Seaweed Café, My Vancouver Sketchbook and The Airplane Ride (Harbour Publishing, 2006).

Greta Guzek's profile page


  • Commended, A Best Book for Kids and Teens selection

Librarian Reviews

Down at The Seaweed Café

This is a perfect bedtime book full of sunken treasure, sea monsters and tsunamis that will charm readers of all ages. Enjoy a cup of seaweed tea and an evening of salty songs and tall tales. Originally published in hardcover in 2002 by Raincoast Books (Our Choice 2003 Starred Selection).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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