The Eileen Wallace Children's Literature Collection at the University of
New Brunswick, the largest research collection of its kind in Atlantic
Canada, has produced a 2004 promotional wall calendar that showcases the
depth of UNB's holdings in children's literature. Entitled "Allow Me
to Illustrate", the calendar contains noteworthy illustrations from
picture books spanning over 150 years.
Atlantic Canadian artists and illustrators Molly Bobak, Trish Tingley,
and Susan Tooke are featured alongside canonical figures such as Beatrix
Potter, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. Each month highlights
noteworthy events in the world of children's literature and
author/illustrator birthdays are noted throughout the calendar.
The project was directed by Collection Curator Sue Fisher and Education
Librarian Lesley Balcom, but reflects a greater collaboration with Mary
Flagg of Special Collections and Archives, Marc Bragdon, Jenn Hanotte and
Mike Meade of the Electronic Text Centre's imaging centre and the members
of the Eileen Wallace Collection's Advisory Committee.
The final product is beautiful in design, rich in reproduction, and
representative of the broad diversity of the library's holdings in
children's literature. The calendars make great gifts for numerous
occasions and are reasonably priced at $12 each or 3 for $30 taxes
included. For more information, please visit
or phone Rebecca Cornell at 453-4749.
Sue Fisher, Curator
Eileen Wallace Children's Literature Collection
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
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