A gorgeous gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book–updated for Canada’s Sesquicentennial.
From Nunavut’s Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, The Big Book of Canada explores the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. Christopher Moore, one of the country’s foremost historians, brings each province and territory to life, drawing together history and politics, the famous and the infamous, the people, places and industries that have defined a nation. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 140 photographs and 110 original pieces by award-winning artist Bill Slavin.
Christopher Moore has been described as Canada’s most versatile writer of history. A winner of the Governor General’s Award and other literary prizes, he writes widely about Canadian history for adults and children. He has also developed historical materials for… More about Christopher Moore
Hardcover | $34.99
Published by Tundra Books Apr 04, 2017| 256 Pages| 8-1/2 x 11| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9781101918944
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PRAISE FOR The Big Book of Canada:
“[N]o 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 and Quire
“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.” —CM Magazine
“[A]n outstanding book . . . It is highly recommended as a purchase for school and public libraries or as an addition to family collections about Canada.” —Resource Links
“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