Growing up in 19th century Victoria, eight-year-old Emily Carr is constantly getting into trouble and can’t seem to do anything right – until she discovers a love of art.
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Young Emily Carr has no interest in learning to be a lady. She loves animals and the outdoors, and she is begining to discover that what she loves most of all is drawing and painting. Has she finally found something she can be good at? And how will she ever find a way to develop her talent in the strait-laced world of nineteenth century Victoria, British Columbia?