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Children's LiteratureFormat, paper quality, and illustration combine to create a visual biography of a painter as unique as the volume itself. Selected works represent four distinct periods in Carr's life. Born in 1871 in Victoria, British Columbia, Emily was the youngest of five sisters. From the age of eight, art and nature were driving passions. At the age of twenty-seven, she visited a missionary friend and came face to face with West Coast natives. Emily was impressed by the spiritual oneness with nature expressed by the tribe. This period is depicted in " Cedar House." After leaving the Canadian coast, Carr continued her studies in Europe. "Autumn in France" represents this time in her life. In Paris, Emily broadened her knowledge of her craft, but city life was traumatic for the nature-loving lady. Upon returning to her native land, Carr taught art in her own studio. Regrettably, she was unsuccessful in selling enough of her work to devote her full time to painting, This period is represented by "Silhouette" which reflects her station in life, just before being discovered by the influential Group of Seven. The final painting, "Beloved of the Sky," reflects her final years. In her mid-fifties, Carr had become sufficiently successful to go into the forests with her pet monkey and her beloved sheep dogs and paint nature as she felt it, both aesthetically and spiritually. 2003, Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre, Ages 12 to 18.
— Janice DeLong