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Art Room

by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Pascal Milelli

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Description

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a great artist of the Northwest Coast. One of the few woman painters of her generation, she has been exhibited with and compared to Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, two other women artists whose work is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.

The Art Room is set in the early 1900s, when Carr was teaching art to children to support herself. Susan Vande Griek has created a delightful story-poem filled with Carr's love of animals, her insistence on painting from life and nature, and the sense of fun and freedom that she inspired in her students. Pascal Milelli has brilliantly accomplished the very difficult job of painting a book about a painter. His rich, painterly style is a perfect foil for the work that Carr was doing at the time.

About the Authors

Susan Vande Griek is the author of a number of highly acclaimed children’s books. Her picture book Loon, illustrated by Karen Reczuch, was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book and won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction and the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. More recently, she has written Go Home Bay, illustrated by Pascal Milelli, a glimpse into the life of the artist Tom Thomson, and An Owl at Sea, illustrated by Ian Wallace. A longtime resident of the Maritimes, Susan now lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Pascal Milelli won the prestigious Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for his stunning illustrations in Rainbow Bay written by Stephen Eaton Hume. Born in Madrid, Spain, Pascal trained in Canada at the Alberta College of Art. He now works out of his studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he paints primarily in oil on canvas. His art has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper’s and The Atlantic Monthly.

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Contributor Notes

Susan Vande Griek is the author of several children’s books, including the acclaimed middle-grade novel A Gift for Ampato and a picture-book biography of Emily Carr, The Art Room, illustrated by Pascal Milelli, which won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. She has also written Go Home Bay, illustrated by Pascal Milelli, which was named a CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens.

Pascal Milelli graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1988. His book The Art Room, written by Susan Vande Griek, won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration in 2002.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
Editorial Reviews

[A] lushly illustrated picture book...

— Booklist

...beautifully crafted...

— Amazon.ca

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