A Grain of Sand

Front Cover
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 28 pages
0 Reviews

With the words of England's great romantic poet as their stepping stone, award-winning poet P.K. Page and celebrated artist Vladyana Krykorka enter the magical, mystical world of a child's imagination in a book that will live in the reader's memory long after the final page has been turned.

Handsomely bound and designed for gift giving, A Grain of Sand
was originally written for an oratorio by the renowned choral master and composer Dr.
Derek Holman and first performed in Toronto during that city's celebration of the new

Vladyana Krykorka's brilliant watercolours join the poet's words in
perfect harmony, as

... a child on a beach on a summer's day

With time to idle the hours away

In the tiniest grain of sand can see

A limitless world of mystery

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Venetian Renaissance painter Tintoretto had a daughter named Marietta, whom he dressed in boy's clothing so she could accompany him freely. In this story, Marietta loves her father's gift of a box ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

P. K. Page 1916-2010 P. K. (Patricia Kathleen) Page was born in Dorset, England on November 23, 1916 and moved to Canada in 1919. She was a founder of the magazine, "Preview" and a scripwriter for the National Film Board. Her work "the Metal and the Flower," won her the Governor General's Award. She has also won the Oscar Blumenthal Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Award, the Canadian Authors' Association Literary Award and the Hubert Evans Prize for "Brazilian Journal." In addition, she was the recipient of the Banff Centre of Fine Arts National Award in 1989 and she is a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets. Although most known for her writing, Page is also an artist. She exhibits her paintings under the name P. K. Irwin (as she is the wife of diplomat Arthur Irwin). Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She died on January 14, 2010

Prague-born Vladyana Langer Krykorka's illustrations have appeared in many books including The Polar Bear's Gift, Northern Lights-The Soccer Trails, and Baseball Bats for Christmas, the latter two being winners of the Ruth Schwartz Award.

Bibliographic information