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Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory

by Lucent Books (Manufactured by), Steven Ferry

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Children's Literature
As the second largest country in the world, Canada has a picturesque landscape and an abundance of diverse cultures. This "Exploring Canada" series focuses on the Yukon Territory, also called "the last great wilderness of North America" and the "land of the midnight sun." This area has a challenging climate and an abundance of wildlife including bear, bison and cougar. The First Nations of the Yukon have an ability to live with others in harmony, including fur traders. Today, they still make up about twenty percent of the Yukon's population. Although huge numbers of people came to the Yukon, the Klondike was the most dignified gold rush in North American history. It occurred just as the fur trade was declining and forever transformed the region. One of the most amazing engineering feats was the building of the Alaska Highway, which stretches 1,500 miles from British Columbia to Alaska. One of the oldest forms of transportation is dog sledding although snowmobiles have largely replaced them. The book has a detailed chronology, bibliography and index, providing a great introduction to the provinces and territories of Canada. 2003, Lucent Books/The Gale Group, Ages 12 to 15.
— Michele Wilbur
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-These volumes provide overviews of the geography, history, and culture of each province or territory, along with an idea of how it fits into Canada as a whole. The maps are clear and well labeled. "Facts About" sections provide ready-reference information. Interesting and well-produced black-and-white photographs appear throughout, although in Yukon Territory, various photographs show "Canadian Indians" without any indication of their relationship to the Yukon. The strength of these titles is in their organization and the amount of information they provide. They are more in-depth than entries in the "Hello Canada" (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), "Eye on Canada" (Weigl), and "Canada in the 21st Century" series (Chelsea). Their major weakness is that the point of view is conspicuously American, which leads to some rather dismissive opinions and observations, such as the statement in the foreword (included in each volume) that labels Canada as a "national experiment." However, the multitude of American analogies peppered throughout each title will be helpful to U.S. students in understanding the size and diversity of their neighbor to the north.-Laura Reed, Pickering Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
Exploring Canada
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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