I Can't Find the Words to Tell You by Anne EverattI Can't Find the Words to Tell You by Anne Everatt

I Can't Find the Words to Tell You

byAnne EverattIllustratorAnne Everatt

Paperback | May 15, 1995 | French/English

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 50 plum® points

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


I Can't Find the Words to Tell You


This charming trilingual (English, Ukrainian, French) picture book tells the simple little story of how Bill Kostiuk came to Canada in 1898 with his parents when he was four years old. Bill's daughter Anne Everatt, who is an accomplished artist, retells his story and illustrates it with lovely cloth collages. The book is printed on special textured paper to simulate cloth.


Written in English and illustrated by Anne Everatt

Ukrainian translation by John W Evanishen

French translation by Melesia Kasha


24 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, full color, soft cover, saddle-stitched.

ISBN 0-9697748-4-2


Title:I Can't Find the Words to Tell YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 10.98 × 8.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 15, 1995Publisher:ETHNIC ENTERPRISESLanguage:French/English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0969774842

ISBN - 13:9780969774846

Appropriate for ages: 2 - 8

Look for similar items by category:


Read from the Book

I Can’t Find the Words to Tell You   Introduction   W.E. (Bill) Kostiuk came to Canada from Ukraine with his parents in 1898, when he was four years old. His parents homesteaded on a farm not far from Wakaw, Saskatchewan. Bill was a marvellous story-teller, and he often told the story of his coming to Canada.   Anne Everatt is Bill’s daughter and she, too, is a marvellous story-teller, as well as a very gifted artist. This book is Bill’s story, written down and illustrated by Anne. It is dedicated by Anne “To my father, W.E. Kostiuk, who could tell it better than I can write it.”

Editorial Reviews

I Can't Find the Words to Tell YouBC Book Publishers Association review for schools, 1996 Subject Core French, Language Arts, Social Studies AudienceGrades K-5 The story, told by a young child, briefly recounts movingfrom a little house in Ukraine to Canada, where father not only builds a newhouse, but one that looks exactly like the Ukrainian one. The addition of apuppy to the household makes life in the new country complete. This picture bookis a trilingual publication, containing Ukrainian, English, and French text. Thesimple narration faces colour cloth collages.