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Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Artists

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Tony Meers

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published: Oct 2005
ISBN:9780439957564
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
Description

Meet five outstanding Canadian artists who reveal our country through their magnificent works of art. Learn about the lives of five renowned Canadian artists whose paintings represent Canada, each in a very different style. Loaded with full colour illustrations and photographs, this book includes the biographies of Cornelius Kreighoff, who recorded 19th century life in Quebec, and Tom Thomson, who glorified the woodlands of northern Ontario. Also featured are Emily Carr, the west coast impressionist; Alex Colville, the east coast magic realist; and Kenojuak Ashevak, the celebrated Inuit printmaker. Canadian Artists includes a table of contents, full colour art including five full-page paintings, 15 colour illustrations, and more than 20 photographs.This book is perfect for curriculum use in both art and social studies.

Contributor Notes

Maxine Trottierhas a passion for history. She has written many children's books involving our country's past, including the five previous Scholastic Canada Biographies, as well as Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land and Dear Canada: The Death of My Country.Trottier is also a Mr. Christie's Book Award winner for Claire's Gift.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
Editorial Review

Praise for Scholastic Canada Biographies:

"These high interest stories are great for introducing Canadian figures." -CM Magazine