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Through the Looking Glass reviews When Emily Carr Met Woo

November 6th, 2014

“…In this charming picture book we see how one of Canada’s great painters shared her life with a naughty monkey who could not seem to keep out of trouble. Often creative people develop a special relationship with the animals who keep them company as they compose music, write, paint, or sculpt. Children will appreciate why […]

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When Emily Carr Met Woo “will delight children and adults alike”—CM Magazine

September 19th, 2014

“…Dean Griffiths brings Woo and Emily to life with mixed-media paintings. Illustrating the story of another artist must surely be an intimidating task, but Griffiths captures Carr’s emotions clearly. Anyone who has visited Victoria will happily recognize some landmarks that Griffiths deftly includes. When Emily Carr Met Woo will appeal to children who love animals, […]

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ALA Booklist calls When Emily Carr Met Woo a “sweet story”

August 1st, 2014

“Emily Carr is one of Canada’s most celebrated painters and poets. Born in 1871 in British Columbia, Carr spent most of her life as a starving artist. This picture-book tells the story of Carr’s love of animals, her struggle to fit into mainstream life and make ends meet, and her adoption of a lovable monkey […]

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When Emily Carr Met Woo is “charming”—SLJ

July 1st, 2014

“Gr 1-3–Internationally renowned Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (1871–1945) painted the Pacific Northwest landscape and its indigenous culture at a time when these subjects were unfamiliar outside of this region. Kulling briefly describes how the fiercely independent and eccentric Carr lived during a period when opportunities for women were limited: few people bought her […]

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The National Reading Campaign is captivated by When Emily Carr Met Woo

July 1st, 2014

“Award-winning author Monica Kulling’s When Emily Carr Met Woo offers a glimpse into the world of an iconic Canadian artist…Dean Griffith’s watercolour and pencil crayon illustrations capture Woo’s mischievous antics, from chasing dog’s tails, to plucking artificial cherries from the hat of an unsuspecting visitor…. This captivating picture book biography, written with elegance and straightforward […]

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