"L was a Lady": Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon and An Illustrated Comic Alphabet

Margo Beggs


The following text was prepared to accompany a workshop presentation I gave this June at the Canadian Library Association (CLA) conference in Toronto, Ontario. The theme of the workshop was "The Art of Children's Book Illustration: A Critical Approach." I chose to speak about the life and work of Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon, who is acknowledged as creating the first Canadian children's picture book. The prestigious CLA award for children's book illustration is named in her honour.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

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