& Kristi Bridgeman
|There Once Was a Camel|
There Once Was A Camel, a delightful new picture book by Canada's revered poet P.K. Page, introduces children to endearing animal friends who offer a bold approach to life. Combining the fun of a nonsense rhyme with the wisdom of Aesop’s fables, it is sure to become a story and bed time favourite. Imaginative illustrations by Kristi Bridgeman draw the reader into the colourful world of one extraordinary camel and his remarkable friends.
P.K. Page is one of Canada’s most esteemed poets whose literary career spans the past five decades. She is the author of some twenty books including ten volumes of poetry in addition to memoir, fiction and children’s titles. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1957, P.K. Page was also appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. Most recently her volume Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New was short-listed for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. There Once Was A Camel is P.K. Page’s seventh book for children. Born in England and brought up on the Canadian prairies, P.K. Page resides in Victoria, British Columbia.
Kristi Bridgeman is
both an exhibiting visual artist and an illustrator of books for children,
including the popular picture books The Sock Fairy and The Knot Fairy.
Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, she attended Emily Carr College
of Art and now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. Actively involved
with the environment, children and the arts, she is vice president of
the Island Illustrator’s Society. Samples of Kristi Bridgeman’s
work can be found at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Sooke Harbour
House Gallery as well as the website: www.kristibridgeman.com.