On a Canadian Day: Nine Story Voyages Through History

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What better way for a young reader to truly understand another time than to get an intimate look at the daily life of another child? In On a Canadian Day Rona Arato introduces nine engaging children, using their stories to place young readers perfectly in nine pivotal moments in history. The book begins with the story of an Aboriginal boy on the Great Plains in 1680 as he prepares for his first buffalo hunt. From there, readers learn about a pioneer girl’s day sugaring off, a boy's journey fleeing to Canada via ...

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Overview

What better way for a young reader to truly understand another time than to get an intimate look at the daily life of another child? In On a Canadian Day Rona Arato introduces nine engaging children, using their stories to place young readers perfectly in nine pivotal moments in history. The book begins with the story of an Aboriginal boy on the Great Plains in 1680 as he prepares for his first buffalo hunt. From there, readers learn about a pioneer girl’s day sugaring off, a boy's journey fleeing to Canada via the Underground Railroad, and more. Following each story is a photo essay that explores the era through archival images from the period. Together, the stories and essays present young readers with unparalleled snapshots of life in other places and times.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jillian Hurst
This fascinating and innovative book follows the personal accounts of nine twelve-year-old children throughout Canadian history. Read about Little Wolf, an Aboriginal boy living on the lands of the Great Plains in 1620. Or Henri, from the French territory of Quebec, who left his family farm and moved to the city to learn woodworking from his uncle. Young readers can connect with Hannah, who immigrated to Nova Scotia from London in 1929 to explore better opportunities with her family. Through the third-party narration of these nine stories, we learn much about Canadian culture, society and history over the past four centuries. The illustrations provide a simple visual account of each character, and the short informative report at the end of every chapter is relevant and educational. The innovative format of this book sets it apart from other historical accounts, making it a great choice for a home, classroom or library. Reviewer: Jillian Hurst
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897349502
  • Publisher: Owlkids Books
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: On a Day Story Voyages Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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