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The Log Driver's Waltz
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About The Book
Acclaimed illustrator Jennifer Phelan reimagines Wade Hemsworth’s iconic log driver in a beautiful, contemporary picture-book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic.
If you ask any girl from the parish around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She’ll say I'm not sure that it’s business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver
Based on the perennially popular Canadian folk song and animated short film of the same name, The Log Driver’s Waltz showcases a spunky, independent young woman whose parents are keen for her to marry. The town’s well-to-do doctors, merchants, and lawyers try to impress her, but it’s the humble log driver—with his style, grace, and joie de vivre—who captures her attention. When she and the log driver finally meet on the dance floor, their joy leaps off the page.
With homages to the original film, and celebrating the flora, fauna, and folk art of this great land, The Log Driver’s Waltz brings a hallmark of Canadian childhood to life.
About The Illustrator
Jennifer Phelan is an acclaimed illustrator with published works in American Illustration and 3x3. Her first children’s book, Hey, Boy was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2017. She lives in Toronto. Learn more at J-Phelan.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 25, 2018)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781501161971
- Grades: P and up
- Ages: 4 - 99
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- Children's Fiction > Lifestyles > Country Life
- Children's Fiction > Historical > Canada > General
- Children's Fiction > Performing Arts > Music
Raves and Reviews
"A thoughtful, female-driven interpretation of the classic folk song. . . . [E]ach illustration looks subtly well loved, like it has been folded up and carried around in a pocket all day."
– Quill & Quire
“A quintessentially Canadian picture book. . . . Gloriously illustrated by Toronto’s Jennifer Phelan. For all ages.”
– The Montreal Gazette
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