What do children’s writers and illustrators read in their spare time? In this series of interviews with B.C. book folks, we discuss everything from guilty reading pleasures to the best literary villains. If you’d like to share some favourites of your own, please leave a comment!
What books are on your end table?
Laurier in Love, by Roy MacSkimming, Gold Diggers: striking it rich in the Klondike, by Charlotte Grey, and the book I’ve been waiting for, Nation Maker, the second volume about Sir John A. MacDonald by Richard Gwyn.
Who are your favourite authors?
Robert Frost and Natalie Babbitt of Tuck Everlasting.
Who is your favourite literary hero?
Charlotte of Charlotte’s Web because she lives and speaks the truth.
What’s the best place to curl up with a book?
In a sleeping bag, in a tent, in the far north with the mosquitoes buzzing outside.
Which is best: hardcover, softcover, or e-book?
Soft cover book is best because you don’t feel so guilty folding “dog ears” to mark the page.