Available now in board book format for the first time, A Northern Alphabet is an early introduction to the letters by way of all things northern: the landscape, the people, and the flora and fauna. From A for anorak and B for bear to Q for quilt and Z for zinc mine, in these pages, children everywhere can experience the color and beauty of northern life. Each letter is accompanied by simple text naming a few of the objects, animals and people depicted in each spectacular painting.
TED HARRISON is one of Canada's most renowned artists. As 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 twenty-five years and later in Victoria, British Columbia.
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PRAISE FOR A Northern Alphabet:
"Every child needs at least one alphabet book and none is more beautiful . . . From A to Z, Harrison creates an enduring work of art." --Toronto Star
"[A] sophisticated alphabet book." --Canadian Children's Book News
"A gorgeously illustrated book that works . . . Although uniquely original, the paintings somehow remind me of both Emily Carr and William Kurelek at the same time . . . A bright, beautiful, and imaginative addition to the growing collection of peculiarly Canadian alphabet books." --CM Magazine
"By the time children outgrow this book, they will know much more about the world than the alphabet." --Maclean's