M. Wylie Blanchet
M. Wylie Blanchet (1891-1961) was born in Montreal and spent her childhood as an avid seeker of the natural world. Her adventurous and independent spirit led to extraordinary summers with her children exploring the coastal wilderness of British Columbia, and her recollections of the landscape have earned her memoir a place in Canadian literature as an enthralling West Coast must-read. Her children’s book, A Whale Named Henry, was published posthumously by Harbour Publishing in 1983. Blanchet passed away at her home near Sidney, BC, at the age of seventy.