The impressive oeuvre of P. K. Page spans genres, formats and art forms, but through it all, the child and the childlike remain integral aspects of imagery and meaning.
The verses, plays, fables and essays in Metamorphosis celebrate the child's unique ability to look, to see, to fashion immense worlds out of the smallest of things; they affirm the importance of fun, nonsense and language play; and they seek to impart spiritual wisdom through rich, complex narratives whose lessons of transcendence and metamorphosis amuse and astonish young readers.
In this sixth volume in the Collected Works of P. K. Page, editor Margaret Steffler explores Page's diverse forays into the fantastical, dreamlike worlds of children's literature, documenting Page's ongoing efforts to recover the mysterious and elusive source of childhood. In so doing, she reveals the ways in which Page provides readers of all ages with the ability to throw open the doors between youth and adulthood, and to rediscover the imagination and vision of days gone by.
Metamorphosis collects a selection of esteemed Canadian writer-artist P. K. Page's poetry, prose and plays written for and about children.