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by William Kurelek

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ISBN:
0001837516
Author:
William Kurelek
Category:
Geography & Cultures
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Distribution Services (April 15, 1976)
Pages:
48 pages
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1153 kb
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1278 kb
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1224 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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418


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. We really enjoy reading about the hard prairie life and school yard fun that William Kurelek portrays on each page

A Prairie Boy's Summer. We really enjoy reading about the hard prairie life and school yard fun that William Kurelek portrays on each page. The paintings wonderfully illustrate the daily life on prairie and each are complimented with a small story. This is one of those books that you can read to your children over and over again without getting bored. 2 people found this helpful.

prairie boy's summer book. in A Prairie 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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ISBN 10: 0887760589 ISBN 13: 9780887760587. Publisher: TUNDRA BOOKS, 1975. Book by WILLIAM KURELEK. From the Back Cover: The book walks the straight furrow between sentimentality of nostalgia and the brutalizing of sweated labor.

  • Chinon
I was turned onto this artist by a bio/ documentary made about this painter. There are so many books for kids to witness his amazing paintings of his Prarie life memories. A great many collection of his works can be brought into your child's bookshelf.
  • Corgustari
My 7 & 9yr old grandsons were totally
Enthralled with " a prarie Boy's Winter",
Which I bought in Canada . They were
So excited when I found William Kurelek's other books on Amazon. Beautiful artwork and evocative writing.
  • Sironynyr
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.

The original paintings of A Prairie Boy's Summer are on extended loan to the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, from the collections of Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., Walkersville, Ontario, Canada.

Support for the publication of this children's book was received from the Canada Council for the Arts. Financial support was received from the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program.

William Kurelek (1927-1977) was a Canadian realist artist (landscape painter and highly regarded illustrator of children's books) and writer--the eldest of seven children born to Ukrainian immigrant parents in Alberta, Canada.

He received an arts degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, in 1949; studied at the Ontario College of Art; and, at the Instituto Allende in Mexico. In the 1950s, he lived in England, and from 1956 to 1958 had paintings in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.

His art and writings were influenced by his Ukrainian-Canadian roots, his childhood on the prairies, and his Roman Catholic religion (he converted from Ukrainian Orthodox in 1957). Since religion was a very real, important part of his life and a source of inspiration for his works, many of his paintings have titles with quotes from Biblical scriptures, and even his initial "W" on his artwork shows a cross.

In 1976, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. When he died a year later, he was Canada's best-known painter. His four children's books received 22 major national and international awards. By the time of his death, Kurelek had produced over 2,000 paintings.

His books have been published in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Holland and Greenland.

Tundra published two additional books since his death: Fox Mykyta, a Ukrainian folk tale, which he illustrated with 72 drawings; and, The Polish Canadians, his series of paintings of the early struggles and courage of that immigrant group. His desire was to paint the history of all of Canada's varied peoples, but he only succeeded in leaving his vision of the Inuit, Poles, French-Canadians, Irish, and Ukrainians, as well as of Christians and Jews. The rock band Van Halen used parts of his painting The Maze (1953) on the cover of their 1981 album, Fair Warning. The Maze is available through libraries.

The National Film Board of Canada has put out a video, Kurelek, which is ten minutes in length and touches on the artist/writer's life.

Currently in the making is a feature-length documentary film, `William Kurelek: The People's Painter.' It has received initial funding from Bravo Television and the Canadian Television Fund for research and development. Jean Kurelek, the artist's widow, and her family and Av Isaacs, Kurelek's art dealer, gives support for the Kurelek film project. Completion should be in early 2010. Award-winning Ukrainian-Canadian director Halya Kuchmij who has thirty years' experience at the CBC and the National Film Board, has won over 50 awards nationally and internationally. For a more detailed description of the film and Halya Kuchmij, please read the July 13, 2008 issue of The Ukrainian Weekly.

Kurelek's stories and artwork are based on real-life experiences--he grew up on a grain farm in Alberta and on a dairy farm in Manitoba. The main character in A Prairie Boy's Summer is named William (as is he); the stories narrated are also a repertoire from his past, making the book autobiographical in a real sense.

Each of the twenty vignettes ("his writing was always tied to his art") relates a unique summer's story of life on a farm on the Canadian prairie as experienced by twelve-year old William, and is colorfully illustrated on the facing page.

The opening vignette introduces the end of the school year, which is the beginning of summer. As we greet summer's entrance, we're exposed to William's sundry chores, games, and daily encounters. Join him on his school's quest to win The Shield; learn whether William preferred to play baseball or softball; savor lunch menus and meal preferences; accompany William on the last day of school, known as Field Day; see William's cat, Kitka (the Ukrainian word for cat), get dive-bombed by swallows; let William explain killdeers; encounter a `devil's wedding' (a Ukrainian name); learn how to make hay; cultivate corn; milk a cow; and, accompany William on other adventures throughout the ensuing months. Soon, summer would end, and "a sure sign that autumn was taking over" was threshing time. William shares his twelfth summer in a personal, poignant way--as a father might, passing on his childhood recollections to his kids. Relive summer's 1930s history on Canada's prairie as seen through the thoughts and eyes of a special, sensitive young artist, William.

A five-star recommendation for a classic children's book sure to be reread and enjoyed often by both children and adults!

Addendum: Readers, you're invited to visit each of my reviews--most of them have photos that I took in Ukraine (over 600)--you'll learn lots about Ukraine and Ukrainians. The image gallery shows smaller photos, which are out of sequence. The preferable way is to see each review through my profile page since photos that are germane to that particular book/VHS/DVD are posted there with notes and are in sequential order.

To visit my reviews: click on my pseudonym, Mandrivnyk, to get to my profile page; click on the tab called review; scroll to the bottom of the section, and click on see all reviews; click on each title, and on the left-hand side, click on see all images. The thumbnail images at the top of the page show whether photos have notes; roll your mouse over the image to find notes posted.

Also, you're invited to visit my Listmania lists, which have materials sorted by subject matter.
  • Unde
It only takes 30 minutes to read this charming book of 20 pictures, with text on the opposite page, but do yourself a favor and savor it longer. Don't expect any plot, theme or character development, yet this gem charms by its honest simplicity, as it celebrates a by-gone era of farming on the Canadian prairie.
The famous Canadian author/illustrator has captured the flavor of carefree, rural childhood in the 1930's and preserved it for future generations to discover and enjoy. Kurelek treats each topic with quiet dignity: chores, games, weather, special occasions, and adult life as viewed by irrepressible children. Both text and illustrations are rich in detail. This volume is a companion to his "A PRAIRIE BOY'S WINTER," one of the New York Times' Best Illustrated books of 1973. A relaxing read for those who want to escape the hurried 90's and nestle into a time of agrarian innocence.