The Slippers' Keeper
Written by Ian Wallace
Publication Date April 01, 2015
Ian Wallace is one of Canada’s best-known children’s book creators. Over a long and distinguished career he has published many picture-book classics, including Boy of the Deeps and Chin Chiang and the Dragon’s Dance. His illustrations for Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Just So Stories have each received three starred reviews.
Ian has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, among others. He has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Governor General’s Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
"While kids today are sometimes exhorted to 'act locally' to help the environment, here’s an example of a boy who made his mark as naturalist by doing just that." Booklist
"This exquisitely illustrated picture book . . . introduces young readers to the concept of conservation and emphasizes that one person can make a difference." School Library Journal
"An exquisitely illustrated true story . . . The Slippers' Keeper honors this amazing legacy." Children's Bookwatch
"Ian Wallace is one of the grand masters on the Canadian picture book scene. . . . The text includes much detail about the Lady’s Slipper, itself, and about Purdon’s efforts to nurture its survival." CM Magazine