Discovering Emily

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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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[note: print copies are no longer available. Please contact Orca if you’d like to encourage another printing of the book: orca@orcabook.com]

Reviews

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:  Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice selection

Click here for a blog post about Jacqueline’s visit to Emily Carr’s old neighbourhood.


Emily Carr
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