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Children's Fiction City & Town Life

My Vancouver Sketchbook

by (author) Robert Perry

illustrated by Greta Guzek

Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Feb 2010
City & Town Life
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
1 to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2001
    List Price

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To sketch Vancouver
From dawn until dark.
From Spanish Banks
To Stanley Park

As young artist Marina explores Vancouver from dawn to dusk, she records her impressions in her sketchbook. From Stanley Park to Granville Island, from Horseshoe Bay to Chinatown, Marina delights in the diversity of this West Coast city and brings its colourful spirit to life. With the combination of lively illustration and playful text that we know from a href=>The Ferryboat Ride, My Vancouver Sketchbook is sure to delight both visitors and residents.

About the authors

Robert Perry is the author of Down at the Seaweed Café (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and My Vancouver Sketchbook (Nightwood Editions, 2010). He lives in Victoria, BC.

Robert Perry's profile page

Illustrator and painter Greta Guzek lives in Gibsons, BC. Her illustrative work includes Down at the Seaweed Café, My Vancouver Sketchbook and The Airplane Ride (Harbour Publishing, 2006).

Greta Guzek's profile page


  • Commended, A Best Book for Kids and Teens selection

Editorial Reviews

"Guzek's swirling images and Perry's graceful poetry evoke an exhilarating journey, as seen through the child, and the artist's eye."
--The Vancouver Sun

Praise for <i>My Vancouver Sketchbook</i>

Librarian Reviews

My Vancouver Sketchbook

Join aspiring young artist Marina as she explores Vancouver (brush and palette in hand) from dawn until dusk, discovering the sights of the city and bringing its colourful spirit to life in her sketchbook. Originally published in hardcover in 2001 by Raincoast Books (Our Choice 2002).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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