I Wish I Could Draw

Hardcover | May 1, 2014

byCary Fagan

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When the narrator of this sneakily clever book decides he will try to draw even though he believes he isn''t very good at it, a world of silly possibilities opens for him. By the end of the story, he has vanquished a dragon, been given a medal, published a book, and seen his artwork on display in a real museum-and all because he refused to be held back by his own perceived limitations.

The narrator of I Wish I Could Draw shares a name with creator Cary Fagan and has the same curly hair and glasses. Perhaps most interesting of all, though, the narrator believes he has no artistic talent-just like the Cary Fagan who not only wrote but also bravely and exuberantly illustrated this book. Fortunately for readers, both Cary-the-narrator and Cary-the-children''s-book-creator refused to let self-doubt stop them from trying to tell (and draw) the funniest and most exciting story they could think of. The result is a book that delivers plenty of excitement, silly jokes and fun-and also an important message about self-confidence and perseverance.

Designed to look like a child''s notebook, I Wish I Could Draw will inspire readers to pick up a pencil and let their imaginations do the rest.

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When the narrator of this sneakily clever book decides he will try to draw even though he believes he isn't very good at it, a world of silly possibilities opens for him. By the end of the story, he has vanquished a dragon, been given a medal, published a book, and seen his artwork on display in a real museum-and all because he refused to be held back by his own perceived limitations. The narrato...

Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has twice been a Toronto Book Award finalist, and he has won the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award. He has been a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, the Blue Spruc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 7.1 × 0.41 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554983185

ISBN - 13:9781554983186

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