Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Cover Art for Laura Secord
I'm pleased that the publisher chose this piece of art from Library and Archives Canada for the cover. It's full of action and illustrates a pivotal scene in the book.
It also portrays a youthful Laura. She was only thirty-seven when she made her heroic walk in June, 1813. There appear to be no pictures of her in her younger years, and the best known pictures of Laura Secord show her as an old lady, near the end of her life, which I think is unfortunate. I intend to bring her back to life as the vibrant, courageous, and ever resourceful young Laura.