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Emily Carr's Attic

by (author) Diane Carmel Leger

illustrated by Michael Léger

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2008
Canada, Art & Architecture, Imagination & Play
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2008
    List Price

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When Paul and his mother move into an apartment for the summer, the old gentleman who lives next door introduces him to a menagerie of new "friends" in the attic of The House of All Sorts. What follows is both a wonderful adventure and a young boy's artistic awakening.

About the authors

For twenty years, Diane Carmel Léger lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where she taught French Immersion and wrote books in both French and English.Yet, it was her homesickness for the Maritimes that led her to writing over twenty-five years ago. Diane is now living near her native village of Memramcook which was called la-butte-à-Pétard before the deportation of 1755. La butte à Pétard, the French version of this book, is an Acadian bestseller.

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Michael Léger divides his time between his work in the film industry and his love of nature. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books

Editorial Reviews

"A fine book for the imagination."

Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

Librarian Reviews

Emily Carr’s Attic

When Paul finds out that the original landlady of the house he lives in was Emily Carr, his creativity comes alive. Originally published in 1991 by Orca Book Publishers as The Attic of All Sorts with illustrations by Pamela Cambiazo (Our Choice 1992).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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