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Dayal Kaur Khalsa fonds. - [1983]-1991. - 3 m of graphic material and textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Sketch of I WANT A DOG by Dayal Khalsa

Preliminary sketch from I Want a Dog by Dayal Khalsa, 1987.

Dayal Kaur Khalsa was born in Queens, New York in 1943. She immigrated to Canada in 1979 and lived in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Khalsa was an enchanting storyteller whose stories skillfully combine text and illustration. She was the author and illustrator of eight books for children. Her strong and vivid gouache illustrations are full of humorous detail. Titles of her works include: Baabee: livres pour bébés=Baabee: Books for Babies (1983); Tales of a Gambling Grandma (1986); I Want a Dog( 1987); Sleepers (1988); My Family Vacation (1988); How Pizza Came to Our Town (1989); Julian (1989); Cowboy Dreams (1990); all published by Tundra Books of Montreal. She received numerous awards for her achievements.

Scope and Content

The Dayal Kaur Khalsa fonds consists of original illustrations for Khalsa's books along with research, notes, and some material relating to publication. The third accession includes materials for the posthumously published The Snow Cat.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the Estate of Dayal Kaur Khalsa. [1989-20, 1991-14, 1992-15]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

Related Records Different Fonds: Jean Matras sculpture of a scene from I Want a Dog. [1991-10]

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