"It's so unfair!" Emily grumbled. She glanced back at the house and scowled. All she'd done was slide down the banister and maybe sing out a bit as she sailed down. How was she to know that Dede was entertaining church ladies in the drawing room? Young Emily Carr has no interest in learning to be a lady. She loves animals and the outdoors, and she is beginning to discover that what she loves most of all is drawing and painting. Will she find a way to develop her talent in the straitlaced world of nineteenth-century Victoria, British Columbia? Jacqueline Pearce pored over the writings of Emily Carr, especially all her childhood stories, in order to write a book for young children that would introduce them to one of Canada's greatest artists by telling a moving story about a girl who follows her dreams. Jacqueline is the author of several books including The Reunion (Orca, 2002). Discovering Emily is the first of two books in a series. Book two is Emily's DreamPearce, Jacqueline is the author of 'Discovering Emily', published 2005 under ISBN 9781551432953 and ISBN 1551432951.