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Canadian Performing Arts Bundle

Emma Albani / John Grierson / Mary Pickford

by (author) Michelle Labrèche-Larouche, Peggy Dymond Leavey & Gary Evans

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2013
Category
Historical, Entertainment & Performing Arts, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459727939
    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
    List Price
    $21.99

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Presenting three titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. In these books we explore the lives of some Canadian pioneers in the world of performing arts. Profiled are: Mary Pickford, the silent screen star of the 1920s; Emma Albani, a classical singer who reached the heights of fame in Europe; and John Grierson, a filmmaker responsible for setting up the National Film Board of Canada.

Includes:

  • Emma Albani
  • John Grierson
  • Mary Pickford

About the authors

Michelle Labrèche-Larouche has always loved music and writing. She has been a researcher, journalist, and editor for Châtelaine for over 20 years and is now responsible for the magazine ís arts and entertainment pages.

Michelle Labrèche-Larouche's profile page

Peggy Dymond Leavey was born in Toronto, the second in a family of five children. Her father was in the RCAF, and while Peggy was growing up in the 40s and 50s, the family was often on the move. Peggy began writing as a child and has since published poems, articles and plays for both adults and children. She has collaborated on three books of local history and has done freelance writing. Her book The Movie Years, published in 1989, details the years 1917-1934 when Trenton, Ontario was Canada’s filmmaking capital. Her first novel for children, Help Wanted: Wednesdays Only, published in 1994 by Napoleon, has been published in French as Un Petit Boulot du Mercredi. A Circle in Time was published in 1994, also by Napoleon. Her third book, Sky Lake Summer, published in 1999, was nominated for a Silver Birch Award and a Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. It has also been chosen for the Accelerated Reading Program in the U.S. Peggy’s first teen novel, Finding My Own Way, was published by Napoleon in the fall of 2001. It was followed by another junior novel, The Deep End Gang, in 2003, which was an honour finalist for the Silver Birch Award. The Path Through the Trees (2005) was also a Silver Birch finalist. Her latest novel is Treasure at Turtle Lake (2007). The sequel, Trouble at Turtle Narrows, will be released in the fall of 2008. Today, Peggy lives near Trenton, Ontario. She and her husband have three grown children and eight grandchildren. She works part-time as a librarian, keeping her mornings free to write.

Peggy Dymond Leavey's profile page

Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.

Gary Evans' profile page

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