year's Summer Reading Club illustrator is Eliska Liska.
Originally from the Czech Republic, where she obtained a
Masters Degree in Conceptual Art. Eliska lived in England,
Mexico, and Latin America before settling in Victoria, BC.
Since coming to Canada, Eliska has illustrated
the picture book Suzie’s Sourdough Circus, written
by Kathy Sager, and begun to obsessively draw bears, raccoons,
and flying whales. She has a history of painting on walls
in old factories and empty houses, preferring them to canvasses,
and loves to paint on driftwood (“because it's beautiful
and it's like 3/4 of the job is already done”).