Canadian Performing Arts Bundle

Overview

Presenting three titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. In these books we explore the lives of some Canadian pioneers in the world of performing arts. Profiled are: Mary Pickford, the silent screen star of the 1920s; Emma Albani, a classical singer who reached the heights of fame in Europe; and John Grierson, a filmmaker responsible for setting up the National Film Board of Canada.

Includes:

  • Emma Albani
  • John Grierson
  • Mary Pickford

About the Authors

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond-Leavey is a writer, poet, and storyteller. Her books for young people include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, The Path Through the Trees, and Growing Up Ivy. She is the author of Quest biographies Mary Pickford and Laura Secord, which was a finalist for the Speaker's Book Award in 2013. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.

Gary Evans

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Gary Evans

Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.