Four Pictures by Emily Carr

By Debon, Nicolas

Publishers Summary:
Emily Carr's life story is told in this highly original picture book.

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ISBN
978-0-88899-532-2
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2003

Gr 4-7 Debon has distilled four periods in the Canadian artist's life (1871-1945) into enticing vignettes that illuminate her passions, determination, health problems, relationships with fellow Group of Seven artists, and, most of all, her dramatic progression as a painter. Presented in a comic-book format reminiscent of French classics "Tintin" and "Asterix," the book draw...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2004

The life of artist Emily Carr receives an innovative treatment in this involving portrait. Born into a large family on Canada's west coast in 1871, Emily showed early artistic promise and a gender role-defying independence and strength. Drawn toward wilderness subjects and the native people of her area, she spent much of her life feeling discouraged about her abilities as a painter and eventually gave up painting completely. At the age of fifty-six, her earlier work was "discovered," sending her back to her br...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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