Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Do you know which Canadian province is the only officially bilingual one? Or what type of seaweed is actually sold and eaten as a snack food? The answers to these questions, along with many facts, traditions, and much history, can be found in F is for Fiddlehead: A New Brunswick Alphabet. Points of pride include the world's longest covered bridge (located in Hartland), Kouchibouguac National Park, and the weeklong Chocolate Festival of St. Stephen's Ganong Bros.' chocolate factory. A tastier G could never be found where candies and chocolate are sold by the pound. All sort of treats you are certain to see if you, by chance, visit Ganong factory. From the 'A' of Acadian culture to the 'Z' of zinc production, readers young and old will enjoy this scenic armchair journey that showcases the riches of New Brunswick.
About the authors
Marilyn Lohnes loves watching children learn and discover with every story they hear. She has worked for many years as a librarian, has read thousands of stories to children, and helped to bring authors to New Brunswick through the Canadian Children’s Book Week. In her spare time she likes to explore the province with husband Richard. They pack a picnic lunch and kayak, hike or simply drive to discover wonderful new places.
Born in New Jersey, Susan received her professional training from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia and the New School in New York. She moved to Canada in 1980, and has made Halifax, Nova Scotia her home. Working predominantly as a painter, Susan illustrated her first book in 2000, and has received the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, and the Mayor’s Award for Brave Jack and the Unicorn. Her work is consistently chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a starred selection for the Our Choice Award. In describing her artwork, Susan states: "I breathe real life into my images—the sounds, smells, colors, and idiosyncrasies of specific places and the people who inhabit them."
Other titles by Susan Tooke
Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters
A Story of HMCS Sackville and the Battle of the Atlantic
The City Speaks in Drums (pb)
Lasso the Wind
Aurelia's Verses and other Poems
City Speaks In Drums Book & CD
City Speaks In Drums
A Seaside Alphabet
B is for Bluenose
A Nova Scotia Alphabet