A is for Arctic, B for Bering Sea, C for Clyde River – and Z for Zangeza Bay – all to be explored above the 60th parallel.
Ted Harrison is one of Canada's most renowned artists. As a former teacher, he expertly knows how to connect with children through his bold, colorful illustrations and simple, playful text. His first book, Children of the Yukon, won several awards, and he became the first Canadian artist to see his work accepted into the prestigious Illustrators' Exhibit in Bologna, Italy. His passion for and devotion to the North is evident in every masterful image that fills his books. Ted is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada. Originally from England, he fell in love with Canada, living in the Yukon for 25 years, and later in Victoria, British Columbia.
Selected, Resource Links's list of The Year's Best, 2009
"Harrison’s vibrantly colorful illustrations distinctly capture the spirit of the north." - School Library Journal
“The simplicity of the art and text allows A Northern Alphabet to be accessible to the young reader as a read-a-loud primer .... Further, the art and region specific content will make this a ‘must have’ book for the upper elementary grades studying the North. Finally, this book provides an inexpensive example of Ted Harrison's work for art programs with a focus on Canadian artists ....” - CM Magazine
“After reading the six books contained in the ‘ABC Our Country’ alphabet series, I wanted to visit the places described and illustrated in each one .... the artwork is impeccable, vibrant and mesmerizing .... has succeeded in capturing the country and its people between the colourful pages of each book, in a very Canadian way.” - The Telegram