REVELSTOKE LIBRARY VISIT

Early in February, Molly March and I visited the Revelstoke Library where several classes attended a joint presentation. Our talk was a mix of talking about the book and the history that inspired it, and demonstrating how an author and an illustrator work together. At the end of the presentation, we gave the children a black and white illustration from the book to colour. Here are some of the colourings from the Begbie View Elementary School, plus one that is an original piece of art work inspired by our talk. It was a great visit, one of three we did in the Interior.

I love the interpretation of the 'baddies' boat hitting the rocks in a lightning storm.

I love the interpretation of the ‘baddies’ boat hitting the rocks in a lightning storm.

This one uses thick black pen for dramatic effect

This one uses thick black pen for dramatic effect

Looks like the boat is passing through the gates of hell!

Looks like the boat is passing through the gates of hell!

The blue sky on the other side of the "Hole" makes the transition dramatic

The blue sky on the other side of the “Hole” makes the transition dramatic

Shows how a black and white sketch can turn into a dramatic piece of art, which really tells the story. Love the sky!

Shows how a black and white sketch can turn into a dramatic piece of art, which really tells the story. Love the sky!

This is an unusual way to colour a picture, but I love the effect of the collage

This is an unusual way to colour a picture, but I love the effect of the collage

There is lots of attention paid to the children on the boat, who stand out in their colourful clothes

There is lots of attention paid to the children on the boat, who stand out in their colourful clothes

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