- Author:William Kurelek
- Publisher:Tundra Books; Illustrated edition (June 1, 1975)
- Pages:48 pages
- Subcategory:Arts Music & Photography
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Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). A Prairie Boy's Summer has garnered numerous awards since its publication in 1975: A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, 1975; A Children's Book Council Showcase Book Award, 1976; Canadian Association of Children's Librarians, Best Illustrated Book, 1976; IODE Book of the Year, 1976; and, also in 1976, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award.
A Prairie Boy's Summer. by. Kurelek, William, 1927-1977. Montreal, Tundra Books. p. 24 cm. "The original paintings of A prairie boy's summer are in the permanent collection of the Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario. university of alberta libraries pending; ualbertawiedrick; university of alberta libraries; toronto.
A Prairie Boy's Summer book. Boy's Summer with regard to both Kurelek's narratives and illustrations is that for farmer boys such as William and his brother John, summertime is in NO WAY EVER vacation time, but is a time for basically around the clock chores and much hard, often backbreaking toil (both on the fields and in the barn).
William Kurelek was born near Whitford, Alberta in 1927, the oldest of seven children in a Ukrainian immigrant family: Bill . Some of his paintings in the books A prairie boy's summer, and A prairie boy's winter, depict Kurelek and other children in the setting of the bogland.
William Kurelek was born near Whitford, Alberta in 1927, the oldest of seven children in a Ukrainian immigrant family: Bill, John, Winn, Nancy, Sandy, Paul, Iris. Treelines along the horizon recorded by him in these paintings are still recognizable in the area. Victoria School could be seen from our milkhouse a mile away. It was the one-room schoolhouse that Kurelek and his brother, John, attended.
Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work. Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work.
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The twenty works making up the series A Prairie Boy’s Summer are the works of Ukrainian-Canadian artist, William Kurelek (1927-1977). It was in 1959 that he began working in the visual arts as a framer for the noted Toronto art dealer, Avrom Isaacs, who also gave Kurelek his first solo exhibition i. nglish (UK).
Prairie Boy's Summer, A (Book): Book A Prairie Boy's Summer, by William Kurelek, revd by Richard Peck. A boy too small to tip a fuel drum must patiently siphon the gas occasionally getting a mouthful of it. Who are these people whose labor defines them and reaches out to embrace their children? They hardly have time for ethnic identity, though they use a Ukrainian word to describe the small fires set to burn weeds. But we never follow them into the farmhouse-they don't summer there. It's a curious triumph how well we know these people who rarely speak and never go to town.
Literature: William Kurelek, "A Prairie Boy's Winter, Paintings and Story by William Kurelek", Montreal, 1973, Plate . Note: Kurelek writes that fetching firewood was one chore that he never liked
Literature: William Kurelek, "A Prairie Boy's Winter, Paintings and Story by William Kurelek", Montreal, 1973, Plate 13, entitled "Hauling Firewood". Note: Kurelek writes that fetching firewood was one chore that he never liked. He could carry the wood by armfuls to the house from the woodpile, but that meant too much trudging through the snow. Better to load up the sleigh and if Winnie would push, that made it easier: "So hauling wood was a regular chore. If the woodpile was snowed in, William had to dig for the logs.