Illuminating Texts - The Patient Illustrator

Ian Wallace


Ian Wallace ruminates on his research for his book Sarah and the People of Sand River which led him into the protagonist's Icelandic Canadian culture, then beyond it into the culture of the Cree of Manitoba, Canada, and finally into the symbolism and myth around the raven. He was trying to portray both races of people (of which he was not a part) with dignity and respect and with as much accuracy as was humanly possible.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680