What could be more fun than a country fair? There are so many delights to choose from: the many farm animals, the colorful quilts, the penmanship contests, the delicious pies to eat, and best of all, the friends to see. Gilles Pelletier’s colorful naive paintings capture the flavor of country fairs from coast to coast, however they are celebrated.
Tundra’s JANET LUNN is the author of several award-winning books, including The Root Cellar, Come to the Fair, and, with Christopher Moore, The Story of Canada. Her honors include the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, and the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a Body of Work. She has been awarded the Order of Ontario, and is a member of the Order of Canada. She was born in Dallas, Texas, grew up in rural Vermont, and has lived in Canada for over fifty years. Janet Lunn now resides in Ottawa.
“Pelletier’s…paintings are animated and brilliantly colored, and the style is perfectly suited to complement the nostalgic text.” –School Library Journal
Come to the Fair by Janet Lunn; illustrated by Gilles Pelletier