The Big Book Of Canada: Exploring The Provinces And Territories

The Big Book Of Canada: Exploring The Provinces And Territories

by Bill Slavin
     
 
This gorgeous book is the must-have geography resource for every young reader. Leading the reader across Canada, province by province, veteran writer Christopher Moore introduces the things that make this country unique. Each province and territory is explored and defined not only by its physical features, but also by its history, the people that make up its

Overview

This gorgeous book is the must-have geography resource for every young reader. Leading the reader across Canada, province by province, veteran writer Christopher Moore introduces the things that make this country unique. Each province and territory is explored and defined not only by its physical features, but also by its history, the people that make up its population, and the industry and culture that distinguish each region. The book is lavishly illustrated by well-known artist Bill Slavin, and features 150 full color photos.

The gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book of the season – and many seasons to come!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The Big Book moves…across the continent from east to west…Bill Slavin’s inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf.”
The Globe and Mail

“…this book provides readers with a wealth of information…what sets [it] apart from the rest is the inclusion of little-known interesting facts…A valuable resource for any library or classroom…Highly Recommended.”
CM Magazine

“… an outstanding book… [I]llustrations…complement the text and add great visual appeal for the readers… Presented in a style which will appeal to the younger reader, it will also be welcomed by older readers and even adults. The information is accurate and well-researched…This book can be used in Canadian social studies programs at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. It will be welcomed by teachers and students alike. It is highly recommended as a purchase for school and public libraries or as an addition to family collections about Canada.”
Resource Links

“This is a big book and an excellent addition to classroom and library resources…it is an intelligent and well-researched book that is insightful and interesting.”
Children’s Book News

“…no current text matches its depth and breadth. Though written for ages eight and up, Moore’s text will engross readers much younger and older, making it an excellent family as well as library resource…For once, Canada’s writers and artists get plenty of attention, and teachers in particular will appreciate the list of suggested fiction about each territory.”
Quill & Quire

“…LOTS of information…is presented in a clear, straightforward manner.”
Toronto Families

“…it is 256 pages of important and quirky facts about different parts of the country…Parents are quite likely to find themselves thumbing through this beautifully illustrated book…Dedicated young readers will devour it from cover to cover, others will flip through, stopping where fancy leads and others will treat it as a reference book. In all cases it makes a lovely, lasting gift.”
The New Glasgow Evening News

“…an encyclopedia with a sense of fun.”
The Ottawa Citizen

The Big Book of Canada does a wonderful job of displaying the country ‘as a collection of neighbourhoods with personalities.’…It is full of photos and delightful illustrations…This is indeed a big book, with a delightful approach to the celebration of a great country in the variety and diversity of all its neighbourhoods…an excellent and entertaining resource…”
Book Loons Teens Reviews

Children's Literature
This extraordinary book explores all of the provinces and territories in the country of Canada. The reader is able to take a virtual tour through Canada without even leaving his/her seat. The book is divided into sections that describe each region and that provide a wealth of information with a lot of detail. Learn fascinating and entertaining facts about famous and infamous people, ethnic backgrounds, resources, industries, history and government for each of the provinces and territories. The text is written in a clear, concise manner that is thought provoking, yet easy to read and understand. There are various elements about each province that provides a fun twist for the reader, i.e. recipes for blueberry grunt and baked potatoes, writing in Cree, songs, and a sample of a Newfoundland dictionary. Many full color pictures along with actual archival photos help to create a visual understanding of what is described. Included are a table of contents, maps, lists of additional reading, and a detailed index. This read is geared toward all ages from preschool to adults and is a must have for any personal collection, especially for those who enjoy Canada. A great resource for the classroom and/or library that is interactive and could be ideal for a geography or social studies unit in addition to being highly useful for research and report writing. 2002, Tundra Books,
— Christy Oestreich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887764578
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
09/10/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Christopher Moore has been called Canada’s most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General’s Award. The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), a history of Canada for young people, won the Mr. Christie Award for Children’s Books. He also co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada and wrote 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal. Christopher Moore writes a column for The Beaver. Visit www.christophermoore.ca

Bill Slavin has illustrated more than 40 books, including Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships and Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops. He shares a studio in Millbrook, Ontario with his wife, Esperanca Melo.

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