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The Great Singing Lakes: A North American Fairy Tale

Tutton, Hilda

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ISBN 10: 0973787104 / ISBN 13: 9780973787108
Published by Burkholder, 2005
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Title: The Great Singing Lakes: A North American ...

Publisher: Burkholder

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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At "nearly nine-going-on-ten", Jessie Martin lives in the heart of the Great Lakes. Seasonal activities on their mixed farm, at the one-room country school, and on the long walks between shape her reality. Her imagination is caught, however, by her mother's fairy tale of a little princess who climbs her castle's highest tower to listen for the music of encircling magical lakes. Jessie identifies with this princess. Substituting their windmill for the tower, she lives out her dream in the reality of the family farm of the thirties. Directed to the 9-12 age group, this story holds strong memories for many grandparents.

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Born in the thirties, Hilda Tutton grew up on a farm near Galt, (now Cambridge) Ontario, where she completed her elementary and secondary schooling. As a child, on picnics and summer vacations, she visited the three surrounding Great Lakes – Ontario, Erie, and Huron. Her career in Education commenced with classroom teaching, and later moved on to specialization in Creative Art. A period at the Child Study Centre at the University of Ottawa shifted her focus to the then emerging challenge of solving problems with written language. Most of these years were spent in Ontario, but were interspersed with time abroad to study at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Wiltshire, and to teach, travel, and mount a few painting exhibitions. In 1978 she moved to Victoria, intending to concentrate on painting. On her journeys across Canada, especially on the long haul around Lake Superior, she was impressed with the grandeur of these enormous fresh-water lakes, and the fairy tale of the Great Singing Lakes was born. In Victoria she served as curator at Alcheringa Gallery, which specializes in the ethnic art of Canada’s West Coast, Australia, and Papua New Guinea, and made several collecting expeditions in these areas, before returning full time to her own creative activities.

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