It seems that the attraction to waves and the water’s edge

must somehow be embedded in our genetic code.

They beckon to us, calling.

Their effects on our spirit are universal.

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Those waves imprint their magic on us from the earliest stages of our formative years. All you need do is watch the sheer, unadulterated joy of toddlers and little kids when they splash and run and squeal with delight as the waves swirl around their feet.


The Call of the Waves, a children's book from Tiderunner Publishing and a trio of Amelia Island creative notables, celebrates those themes.

Play the trailer for a preview.

The Creators

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Story conceived and written by Tom Hitchcock


Writer and author with a

restless imagination

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Story illustrated and brought to life by Rebecca McDannold

Noted artist whose work graces the walls of three Amelia Island galleries


Story’s narrative choreographed on the printed page by
Susan Hitchcock

Noted painter of watercolors and oils, graphic designer, tennis diva

Where to Buy
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Update: books arrived on Amelia Island via UPS last evening. Will be on our local bookstore shelves by Sat., 5/21. Copies are also available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, though when possible local bookstores anywhere are  the preferred choice.

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Story Time with Ms. Dearsha

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.

Ms. Dearsha will feature The Call of the Waves as her weekly selection when she shares her love of reading and creativity with little ones at Story & Song.  Join us as she narrates the story of Katy's voyage of discovery.

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The Call of the Waves Makes

a Big Splash

Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.

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Details to follow soon! Stay tuned


We welcome comments, reactions, insights, or questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out

to us with any of yours.

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