Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004)
Of his forty-seven books, this was Berton’s personal favourite, partly because the characters were inspired by his own children. The Secret World of Og brought the author more fan mail than anything else he wrote – at least a dozen letters a week from children across Canada. [source]
I was elated to be have shown the original letter to Mr.Berton at a book signing at Indigo Books in North Vancouver in the autumn of 2003. He was delighted.
I adore his illustrations in his book CATS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED:
This post is dedicated to a great Canadian, Ken Boesem.