This picture book biography of a beloved Canadian folk artist, is a great introduction to biography as a genre, and to folk art. It is a celebration of an indominable spirit, and will sell particularly well through schools and libraries, and galleries. Originally published in hardcover in 2002, this is the first paperback edition.
Maud Lewis was born into a loving Nova Scotia family who accepted her physical limitations. When her parents died and she was forced to find her own way in the world, she married and set up a modest household in a small cabin. Despite the hardships she faced, she was able to find joy in her life, a joy that she expressed through her art. She painted canvases of animals, children, and her surroundings. Her art spilled over into everything from dust pans to the walls of her house. Maud Lewis died in 1970, but her wonderful, life-affirming art lives on and is treasured by people who understand and appreciate folk art all over the world.