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Emily Carr's Attic

by Diane Carmel Léger
illustrated by Michael Léger

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canada, imagination & play, art & architecture
list price: $13.95
published: 2008
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
5 to 7
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
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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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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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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.

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Editorial Review

"A fine book for the imagination."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
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About the Authors

Diane Carmel Léger

Diane Carmel Léger grew up in the Acadian village of Memramcook, New Brunswick. For 20 years, she lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where she taught French Immersion and wrote books in French and English. Diane has left the West but a little part of herself stayed behind in the virgin rainforests of Vancouver Island where her family was involved in saving some of the world's tallest trees. Diane has toured schools in Canada and the United States since 1991. For more information, visit www.dianecarmelleger.com

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Michael Léger

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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