Sketches the life of Ted Harrison and the experiences that led to his unique style as an artist. He is known for his singular images of Canada’s north. The book is filled with full-colour examples of his vivid art and includes a foreword written by Ted Harrison himself. It’s particularly special to have this book at this time following Ted’s passing in January, 2015. Ted grew up in the coal mining area of Britain and found it grey and colourless. He was always fascinated with the Arctic and the Yukon and also wanted to travel the world. He taught school and painted in many places in the world, finally arriving in northern Alberta – Wabasca – to teach Cree and Metis children. He loved this work. Then he went to the Yukon where his unique artistic style emerged – he had been struggling with what art school had taught him and the kind of painting he really wanted to do. It was in the Yukon that he began to produce the paintings and children’s books that we all know and love. He retired from teaching in 1981 to paint full time. Then Tundra books produced his first children’s book, which has been followed by many more memorable titles.