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Celebrating Dayal Kaur Khalsa

Snow Cat

The Snow Cat In The Snow Cat, the third of her books to be published posthumously, the main character, Elsie, offers us a touching story told in poetry-filled language about solitude and an encounter... The drawings were rediscovered in 1991 by Khalsa's long-time friend, artist Brian Grison.

Snow Cat. Text and illustrations. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1992.

Snow Cat ... in the glistening day, you listen to the fairy tinkle of your snowshoes as you make long loops through the field following rabbit tracks...
2 1/1 x 8 7/8 inches
Gouache and collage

Snow Cat Dear God, oh, how I would love a nice big cat to share my little house.
Diameter: 4 3/4 inches
Gouache and collage

Snow Cat Meow, he said and stepped cautiously toward her.
4 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Gouache and collage

Snow Cat How happy they were.
4 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches
Gouache and collage

Snow Cat At the bottom, in the little valley, was a newly formed pond, already frozen over.
4 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Gouache and collage