(Reprinted: 1990, 1992)
6 X 9 inches, 128 pages
My Name is Louis
Janet Craig James
Chapter heads by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
Cover art by Judi Pennanen
AN INDIAN YOUTH IN NORTHERN ONTARIO is blessed with the talent to draw and paint. When given the opportunity to move to Toronto to study and exhibit his work, he must choose between a career as an artist and the conventional life of his family. Following the highly successful Jeremy Gates and the Magic Key which became a Canadian Children's Book Centre Choice for 1988, this novel by Janet Craig James will appeal especially to readers between ages of twelve and fifteen.
Janet Craig James' most recent novel, You Don't Mess With Mozart, follows a group of teenagers on a classical music tour of Northern Ontario.
J.O. (Judi) Pennanen
Do I Have To Go To Sleep? is J.O. Pennanen's tenth illustrated book for Penumbra Press. Her illustrations for children's books are often described as whimsical and lyrical, while her artwork
for adult literature is edgy and dark. Having lived in northern Ontario and New
Brunswick, she currently resides in southwestern Ontario.
Judi's art is represented in several major collections, public and private. Her subject matter very often derives from the northland itself, as in North Country Spring, from which she draws on the sights and sounds of "the landscape and its creatures, and the four seasons that create the variety and richness of the places."
Janet Craig James
Janet Craig James lives and writes in Gros Cap, Ontario.
Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
'The life, the character, thought and painting of LeMoine FitzGerald was one of harmonious creative union. It was a long and deeply contemplated interplay between one of the finest sensibilities this country has known and the themes, rhythms, moods and subjects he drew and painted.'
Lawren Harris, member of the Group of Seven