Written by
Gillian Perdue
Illustrated by
Michael Connor
Conor's Canvas

Conor’s class are all painting special pictures for a show. Will Conor's painting be chosen to hang in a real gallery?
Panda 35

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64 pages
196x130 mm

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Conor’s class are all painting special pictures for a show.

There are pictures of flowers, pets, friends.

But Conor’s canvas is different. It’s just splashes and splodges of paint.

It’s a mess – or is it?

Conor’s spirited determination and individuality have made him a favourite in the Panda series: this new edition features a cover by the winner of the Children's Books Ireland "Design a Cover" competition.

Gillian Perdue is a children's writer and dancing teacher. She previously worked as a primary school teacher for over fifteen years, and has always had a deep love for children's books. Gillian acted as chairperson of the Bisto Book Awards 1999-2000, and she has written resource materials for the use of real books in the classroom.

Gillian's first book, Adam's Starling was written for older readers and won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award 2002. The Irish Times described Adam's Starling as an impressive debut. Since then she has written three books in the successful O'Brien Panda Series - Conor's Cowboy Suit, Panda No. 23, Conor's Concert, Panda No. 25, and Conor's Canvas, Panda No. 35. The spirited and determined Conor, who loves to do things his way and his way only has proved to be extremely popular with younger readers. Gillian is married with two children, and lives in Dublin.

Michael Connor is a school teacher who lives in Limerick.

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