Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

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In this lavishly illustrated gift edition, Stephen Leacock's beloved comic classic gets a fresh new look from renowned cartoonist Seth. For long-time fans of Stephen Leacock and Seth, collectors of Canadiana, as well as readers of Lemony Snicket and Chester Brown's" Louis Riel." As funny, relevant, and insightful today as when it was first published, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" presents a vibrant and unforgettable portrait of the delightful citizens of the fictional small town of Mariposa, Ontario. Now in this sumptuously designed gift edition, internationally acclaimed cartoonist Seth brings his unique vision and artistry to bear on the inhabitants of this little town to spectacular effect. With more than 40 full- and double-page colour illustrations throughout, this special edition is an extraordinarily beautiful and loving tribute to Mariposa and its residents, one that is sure to enchant long-time fans of Leacock's book as well as captivate a new generation of readers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 34mm | 739.99g
  • McClelland & Stewart Inc.
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1
  • 0771046677
  • 9780771046674
  • 1,429,508

About Stephen Leacock

Decades after his death in 1944, STEPHEN LEACOCK remains one of the world's best-loved humorous writers. Born in 1869 and educated in Canada, Leacock was Professor Economics at McGill University. His greatest fame, however, was as a humorist, thanks to a stream of books that followed "Literary Lapses" (1910) at the rate of almost one a year. Of these, "Sunshine Sketches "has proved to be his most popular, ever since its publication in 1912. Acclaimed cartoonist SETH is the author of the comic book series "Palookaville "and such graphic novels as "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken"; "Wimbledon Green"; and "The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists." As a book designer, he has worked on such projects as "The Portable Dorothy Parker," the bestselling "Complete Peanuts "collection, and Lemony Snicket's new series, "All The Wrong Questions." His work frequently appears in "The Walrus "and "The New Yorker." In 2011, Seth received the Harbourfront Festival Prize. He lives in Guelph.show more

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Praise for "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" "Leacock had a wonderful ear for dialogue and was superbly skilled in creating polished, self-contained scenes and in evoking character with a few sure strokes." -- Will Ferguson Praise for Seth: "To read a book by Seth is to enter an oddly cozy, perfectly designed world where humor, nostalgia, and a gentle sadness pervade like the last autumnal rays of sunlight on a quiet afternoon." "-- San Francisco Weekly"show more
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