How Summer Came to Canada, published in 1969, represents an early picture book that retells a traditional account of the origin of summer. In this account illustrator Elizabeth Cleaver and author William Toye retell a Mi'kmaq traditional story. Glooskap finds his people dying from cold and hunger. After he discovers the reason for the prolonged winter, Glooskap sets out on a journey south where he finds Summer. Glooskap leads Summer home and when she arrives in the lands of the Mi'kmaq, Winter melts away. The illustrator has cleverly used materials from nature such as pine needles, cedar, plants and potato prints in her collages. Each page contains torn paper collages of cool and warm hues that evoke the changing seasons in the story. How Summer Came to Canada remains an example of a Canadian children's picture book written from a non-Indigenous perspective.