When Emily Was Small

When Emily Was Small is a picture book by Lauren Soloy.

Lauren Soloy

A joyful frolic through the garden helps a little girl feel powerful in this beautiful picture book that celebrates nature, inspired by the writings of revered artist Emily Carr.

Emily feels small. Small when her mother tells her not to get her dress dirty, small when she's told to sit up straight, small when she has to sit still in school.

But when she's in the garden, she becomes Small: a wild, fearless, curious and passionate soul, communing with nature and feeling one with herself. She knows there are secrets to be unlocked in nature, and she yearns to discover the mysteries before she has to go back to being small . . . for now. (From Tundra Books)

More about Emily Carr

Emily Carr: Artist, Author, Eccentric

22 years ago
Duration 4:34
A Victoria art gallery aims to show the full picture of Emily Carr.
The painter Emily Carr wrote: “It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw because she's something sublime, a great rugged power that you are a part of.” 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Carr's death.

Emily Carr

8 years ago
Duration 1:07
This Joe Fafard sculpture is called "Emily Carr (seated w dog)".
Canadian painter, writer and Group of Seven contemporary dies in Victoria, B.C.

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