|Discovering Emily (Orca 2004) — Growing up in 19th century Victoria, eight-year-old Emily Carr is constantly getting into trouble and can’t seem to do anything right – until she discovers a love of art. This is the first of two novels based on the life of Canadian artist Emily Carr. For ages 8-11.
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Rich with descriptions of Vancouver Island’s history and environment, and the personalities of the characters are so real.
- Jean-Pierre Antonio, Suzuka International University, Japan
The book inspired me to look for that spark in the kids I deal with every day.
- Annette Fung, teacher
Awards and Recognitions
2005: CCBC Our Choice; see bookcentre.ca/publications/best_books_for_kids_and_teens.
Click here for a blog post about Jacqueline’s visit to Emily Carr’s old neighbourhood.
illustration from Discovering Emily