Wade Hemsworth

Wade Hemsworth was a Canadian folk singer and songwriter, most notably the creator of “The Black Fly Song,” and, of course, “The Log Driver’s Waltz.” After Hemsworth’s passing in 2002, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson declared his songs “so much a part of our folklore . . . that we didn’t realize anyone had written them.” 

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Acclaimed illustrator Jennifer Phelan reimagines Wade Hemsworth’s iconic log driver in a beautiful, contemporary picture-book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic.

If you ask any girl from the parish around

What pleases her most from her head to her toes

She’ll say I'm not sure that it’s business of yours

But I do like to waltz with a log driver

Based on the perennially popular Canadian folk song and animated short...

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