Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design

Sister and I in Alaska

An Illustrated Diary of a Trip to Alert Bay, Skagway, Juneau, and Sitka in 1907

Emily Carr. Introduction by David P. Silcox

“A charming book that offers readers a glimpse into the humour and talent of a 36-year-old Carr.”

National Gallery of Canada Magazine

“A great resource for fans of Carr’s work, as well as anyone interested in the impact of life experiences on an artist’s evolution.”

—National Gallery of Canada Magazine

Book Description

Full of humour and delight, with playful text and whimsical full-colour illustrations, Sister and I in Alaska documents Emily and Alice’s trip to Skagway, Juneau, and places beyond, an adventure that proved seminal in the development of Carr as one of the foremost painters of the last century.



“There is no arguing with the fine quality of the writing. The illustrations—signed ‘SPUDZ,’ a Carr nom de plume—are wonderful. The composition is strong, the colours are bright.”

—Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail


  • Hardcover
  • 9 × 11 inches
  • 128 pages
  • 978-1-927958-01-8
  • $24.95 CAD / $22.95
  • June 2014