Murray Kimber's illustrations for a modernized version of Alfred Noyes' classic poem The Highwayman (Kids Can), written in 1907, have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for children's book illustrators. Replacing the highwayman's horse with a motorcycle, King George's soldiers with 1930s FBI agents, and rural England with Art Deco-era New York City, Kimber took advantage of his fascination with comic books and gangster movies to re-invent the spirit of the original poem. He previously won the 1994 Governor General's Award for his first picture book, Josepha. Kimber lives in Nelson, B.C.

[BCBW 2005] "Kidlit" "Illustration"