A Brush Full of Colour

ISBN: 978-1-927485-63-7
Hardcover, Pajama Press - 40 Pages

By Katherine Gibson and Margriet Ruurs

A Brush Full of Colour by children's author Margriet RuursHow did a boy who grew up in a drab mining town in northeast England become one of Canada’s most beloved and decorated artists?

A Brush Full of Colour is the story of that boy, whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines.

Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson trace the life of Ted Harrison and the influences that would lead to his unique style as an artist. Filled with full-color examples of his vivid art, and with a foreword written by Ted Harrison, A Brush Full of Colour will provide inspiration for a new generation of budding artists.

Winner of The Information Book Award, Canada.

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“…this book is virtually larger than life…A Brush Full of Colour is an exemplary youngCanLit biography…”– CanLit for LittleCanadians

“The table of contents for this lovely new book from Pajama Press entices with the promise of a foreword by the artist himself, and then goes on to let the reader know that soon they will learn about Ted’s childhood, his world travels, his life in the north, and his life as a full-time artist.” – Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“Here’s a book that will be as interesting for you as it will be for your child. A Brush Full of Colour is a vibrant, fact-based picture book about Canadian artist Ted Harrison.” – Getting Kids Reading

Available through all bookstores beginning Sept 15, 2014,
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