An Island Christmas Reader is a book about Christmas past and present on Prince Edward Island. In 22 stories and essays, David Weale combines reminiscences of Islanders with his own musings to rekindle the memory of Christmas, where imagination and magic work hand in hand to create the "unsullied wonder of childhood vision."
About the authors
Illustrator Dale McNevin is a native of Prince Edward Island. She started drawing seriously in 1990, and has since illustrated numerous books (including The Prince Edward Island Songbook series and the Zonta Club’s Making History: PEI Women of the 20th Century). She has had several showings of her work around the Island. Particularly memorable was a cheeky T-shirt design featuring a red-headed, braided lass flinging a bikini top into the Island breeze.
Dale’s illustrations are found in many Acorn Press titles including
A Long Way from the Road, An Island Christmas Reader, And My Name Is . . . Stories From the Quilt, the Bubba Begonia series, Everything That Shines, Tales from Willowshade Farm, The True Meaning of Crumbfest, Three Tall Trees and Crosby and Me. She has written and illustrated Treasures to Find, which was sponsored by the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance. Visit her website at dalemcnevin.ca.
David Weale is a folk historian and a popular storyteller and stage performer. He has written thirteen books, four of which are for children. David co-created and wrote The True Meaning of Crumbfest, an animated Christmas special for children, seen in more than twenty-five countries around the world, as well as Eckhart, an animated TV series for children. He is the father of five children and presently lives with his dog, Breaker, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.