THE HOUSE THAT STEPHEN BUILT: by ELIZABETH KIMBALL
Leacock Museum – 2005
Softcover – 32 ppg
Veteran writer and artist Elizabeth Kimball puts both pen and brush to paper in this one-of-a-kind children’s book. It tells how her uncle Stephen Leacock grew his place at the Old Brewery Bay in Orillia from tents, to a series of rambling little sheds to the grand 19-room summer home it is today.
ELIABETH KIMBALL (1912-2011) at the tender age of 93, wrote and illustrated her often told story of how her uncle Stephen Leacock built is summer home at the Old Brewery Bay in Orillia. She was a respected journalist specializing in travel writing and she also served as a publicity and advertising copy writer. She was the author of The Man in the Panama Hat: Reminicences of My Uncle, Stephen Leacock. Her children’s story The House That Stephen Built was a her final undertaking. She died in Toronto in 2011 at the age of 99.