Wade Hemsworth was a Canadian folk singer and songwriter, most
notably the creator of "The Black Fly Song," and, of course, "The
Log Driver's Waltz." After Hemsworth's passing in 2002, Governor
General Adrienne Clarkson declared his songs "so much a part of our
folklore . . . that we didn't realize anyone had written them."
Jennifer Phelan is an acclaimed illustrator with published works in American Illustration and 3x3. Her first children's book, Hey, Boy, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017. She lives in Toronto. Learn more at J-Phelan.com.
"A thoughtful, female-driven interpretation of the classic folk
song. . . . [E]ach illustration looks subtly well loved, like it
has been folded up and carried around in a pocket all day." * Quill
& Quire *
"A quintessentially Canadian picture book. . . . Gloriously illustrated by Toronto's Jennifer Phelan. For all ages." * The Montreal Gazette *