On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Mintonye Elementary was visited by the author and illustrator Christopher Canyon. Christopher Canyon is an accomplished singer, guitarist, performer, and critically acclaimed illustrator of numerous children’s books. Mr. Canyon has illustrated several books and he shared how he creates pictures and images in his books with the students at Mintonye. Our students learned about the process of illustrating a book and were able to see the different stages of a drawing before it is finished and published in a book. Christopher Canyon has adapted several classic songs by the late singer-songwriter, John Denver. Mr. Canyon brought his guitar and sang some songs while the illustrations for the children’s books were shown to the students on the big screen. Our Mintonye students from kindergarten to fifth grade were captivated by his performance. In addition to his book career, Christopher Canyon teaches Children’s Picturebook Illustration at Columbus College of Art & Design.