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Fonds consists of original illustrations for Khalsa's books along with research, notes, photographs, and material relating to publication and unpublished projects.
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Graphic material; textual records; sound recordings Finding aid available. MIKAN finding aid created by Jane Pelchat and Stéphane Lang in 2009-2010. Consult archivist. 90 (Paper)
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Biography / Administrative history
Illustrator and writer 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, notably : Notable Canadian Children's Book, National Library of Canada and Best Illustrated Children's Book, New York Times, 1986 for "Tales of a Gambling Grandma"; One of 11 Outstanding Books of the Year, Time Magazine, 1987 and Notable Children's Book, American Library Association, 1987 for "I Want a Dog"; Parent's Choice Gold Award for Illustration and Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration 1988 for "Sleepers"; New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year 1989 and Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre 1990 for "How Pizza Came to Town"; and Best Picture Book, Macleans's, 1988 and Pick of the List, Newsweek Magazine, 1988 for "My Family Vacation".
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