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Children's Nonfiction General

Canada at Work: Mining

by (author) Jane Drake & Ann Love

illustrated by Pat Cupples

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2001
Category
General, Business & Economics
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550749205
    Publish Date
    Feb 2001
    List Price
    $6.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550743371
    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5

Description

Canadian in every detail, Mining introduces kids to the people, work, machines and environmental concerns involved in bringing metal and minerals to their homes.

Readers take an armchair trip with a Canadian family to visit a nickel mine and an open-pit oil mine. Along the way, they'll find out about the challenge of removing metal from solid rock far underground and follow its transformation into steel. They'll also learn about extracting oil from underground pools or oil sand and follow the path of crude oil as it is turned into many different products.

In picture-book format, this book in the Canada at Work series fills an educational need for information about Canada's mining industry for seven to ten year olds.

About the authors

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Jane Drake's profile page

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Ann Love's profile page

Award-winning author and teacher Etta Kaner enjoys writing nonfiction for both children and adults. Her books include Animals Migrating, Animal Talk , Animal Groups and other titles in the Animal Behavior series, as well as four titles in the Kids Can Read series. She is also author of the Exploring the Elements and Have You Ever Seen series. She lives in Toronto.

Pat Cupples' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

The processes used to mine ore and fuels are discussed, as is what is being done to reclaim mining wastelands. The labeled pictures help younger children to follow along. This entry is colorful, descriptive, and detailed ...

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