Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 18
- Grade: 3 to 12
Forts of Canada introduces kids to the different types of forts built across the country. Meet a fort ghost, find out how Aboriginal people built Canada's first forts and how a 14-year-old girl saved a fort from attack. Kids will learn about fort life by creating models of forts, making fort foods and playing games from the past. From Fort Rodd Hill in British Columbia to Signal Hill in Newfoundland, a chart and a map describing and locating all of Canada's forts make this book a valuable reference for school projects.
About the authors
Don Kilby is an award-winning illustrator and author of many children's book including: The Wheels at Work Series, Hold on McGinty, Forts of Canada, Christmas in Lunenburg, Twilight Fairies and many more. He lives and works in a general store over a century and a half old, located in the picturesque village of Eden Mills.
Jane Yealland is a research associate at the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen's University. Together with her friend and collaborator Ann-Maureen Owens, Jane is the co-author of the popular children's information books Forts of Canada, The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration and Our Flag: The Story of Canada's Maple Leaf. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Don Kilby's unique vision of rural life stems partly from the time he spent on the prairie and partly from the myriad jobs he has held including lumberjack, steelworker, paperboy and graphic artist. His paintings capture the detail and shifting moods of the landscape and its inhabitants. Don illustrated Name of the Child and The Prairie Fire, both written by Marilynn Reynolds. The Prairie Fire was nominated for the CLA Book of the Year Award and chosen for the American Bookseller Association's prestigious Pick of the Lists. Don lives in Eden Mills, Ontario.