When Emily was Small (children's book)
I enjoyed a sneak peak into author/illustrator Lauren Soloy's process when I visited her studio in Annapolis Royal, NS. She was completing the illustrations for When Emily Was Small, her first picture book, which chronicles a day in the life of a young Emily Carr. Having lived in Victoria for many years, Lauren was able to evoke the familiar deep green foliage of Carr's back garden in the James Bay area, and I love how Lauren's art and words celebrate Emily's connection to nature. This book is a great introduction to the famed artist and writer for young readers, and a meditation on childhood and the natural world for all ages. — Emma Fitgerald
Learn more about the book here.