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I Am Canada

A Celebration

illustrated by Jeremy Tankard; Danielle Daniel; Barbara Reid; Ashley Spires; Genevieve Cote; Marie-Louise Gay; Jon Klassen & Qin Leng, by Heather Patterson

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A beautiful picture book featuring artwork by Canada's finest illustrators - a true-north tribute to our nation and its children, from coast to coast to coast!

Simple text describes the ample space available to our children in this country, and the freedom they have to grow and dream and share. With artwork from 13 of Canada's finest illustrators, each page is a celebration and a reminder of the infinite variety of our home and native land.

Heather Patterson's free verse poem I Am Canada, originally published in 1996, gets new life in this beautiful, illustrated hardcover timed to celebrate both Canada's 150th year and Scholastic Canada's 60th anniversary.

About the Authors

Jeremy Tankard

Jeremy Tankard is the creator of the Los Angeles Times Favorite Book Grumpy Bird and its companions Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird, and Sleepy Bird, and the illustrator of several acclaimed picture books, including Rachel Vail's Piggy Bunny and David LaRochelle's It's a Tiger! The beloved Bird books are bestsellers in Tankard's native Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at jeremytankard.com.
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Danielle Daniel, writer, artist and illustrator, is Métis. She was inspired to write Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox to encourage her young son to connect with his Aboriginal roots. It won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been selected as one of the New York Public Library’s Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. A schoolteacher for many years, Danielle now paints and writes, and she is completing an MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia. She has published a memoir, The Dependent, and her second picture book, Once in a Blue Moon, will be published in the fall of 2017.

Danielle lives in Northern Ontario.

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HEATHER PATTERSON is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving, Pioneer Christmas Crafts, A Poppy Is to Remember and Canada From Above, all published by Scholastic Canada, Ltd. A former elementary school teacher and children's book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. She lives with her husband in Etobicoke, Ontario.
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HEATHER PATTERSON is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving, Pioneer Christmas Crafts, A Poppy Is to Remember and Canada From Above, all published by Scholastic Canada, Ltd. A former elementary school teacher and children's book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. She lives with her husband in Etobicoke, Ontario.
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Ashley Spires est diplômé de l'Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Artiste touche à tout, elle a créé des sites Internet, des livres et des marionnettes. Elle est auteure et illustratrice de plusieurs livres dont Quel génie!, la série Basile le chat de l'espace, Petit Paul, Chien recherche garçon et André est débordé. Ashley a également illustré Le Labo des malins par Shar Levine et Leslie Johnstone. Elle vit à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique.

Ashley Spires earned her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and went on to earn a graduate diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She is also the illustrator of BINKY THE SPACE CAT. Ashley lives in British Columbia, but you can find her at www.ashleyspires.com.
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Geneviève Côté has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Lady of Shalott, by Tennyson, La petite rapporteuse de mots, by Danielle Simard, and her own Me and You, What Elephant? and With You, Always, Little Monday.  Her editorial art has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, l’Actualité and other such publications. She has won several honors, including the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005 and the General Governor’s Award for Illustration in 2007. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.  Visit her at www.genevievecoteillustration.com.
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MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General\s Award for her children\'s book illustrations.'
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Jon Klassen is a Canadian-born author-illustrator. He has written and illustrated the acclaimed Hat series, including I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, and We Found a Hat. Highlights of his illustrated books are Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, Sam & Dave Dig A Hole by Mac Barnett, The Dark by Lemony Snicket, and The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse also by Mac Barnett. His books have won a Caldecott medal and two Caldecott honors and other international awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and son.
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Qin Leng illustrates children’s books and magazines and designs backgrounds for animated television series. She has illustrated numerous books that have been published in many countries around the world. She currently lives in Toronto with her twin sister.
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Contributor Notes

HEATHER PATTERSON is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving, Pioneer Christmas Crafts, A Poppy Is to Remember and Canada From Above, all published by Scholastic Canada, Ltd. A former elementary school teacher and children's book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. She lives with her husband in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Canada's Finest! I AM CANADA Contributing Illustrators:

JON KLASSEN is an animator and Governor General's Award-winning creator of children's books. His book This is Not My Hat won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenway Medal, making Jon the first person to win both awards for the same work. Jon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently resides in Los Angeles.

ASHLEY SPIRES is the creator of many picture books for children, including the Binky the Space Cat series of junior graphic novels, which have earned her numerous awards including the Silver Birch Express and the Hackmatack. Ashley lives in Ladner, British Columbia.

BARBARA REID is an award-winning author best known for her Plasticine illustrations. Barbara is a member of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of the Governor General's Award for Illustration. In 2015, she was named Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. Barbara lives in Toronto, Ontario.

RENE LUXBACHER is a Governor General's Award nominated illustrator of children's art activity books and picture books, including Mittens to Share by Emil Sher. Irene works with organizations to raise awareness for the importance of arts education. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

JEREMY TANKARD is the author and illustrator of self-described "silly picture books for children," including Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird and Grumpy Bird, which won the OLA Blue Spruce Award. Jeremy was born in South Africa and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has created more than 60 books for children. She has twice been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and has received three Governor General Awards. Marie-Louise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

GENEVIÈVE CÔTÉ is the author and illustrator of Me and You and Mr. King's Machine. Geneviève's illustrations have won the Governor General's Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

CALE ATKINSON is an illustrator/ writer/animator whose work can be found in children's books, animated shorts, television, and games. Cale is the illustrator of If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle. He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.

EVA CAMPBELL is a painter of the human form. She is the illustrator of The Matatu by Eric Walters. Eva has lived in Ghana and the Caribbean, but now resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

DANIELLE DANIEL is an author and artist whose first picture book, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the First Nation Communities Read Award for aboriginal literature. A former elementary school teacher, Danielle is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia. Danielle lives in Sudbury, Ontario.

RUTH OHI is the illustrator of over 60 books, including the popular Fox and Squirrel series. Her books have been nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Shining Willow Award and the Blue Spruce Award. Ruth lives in Toronto, Ontario.

QIN LENG is the illustrator of many picture books for children, including Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki, which was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Qin was born in Shanghai, and now lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto, Ontario.

DORETTA GROENENDYK is an artist and illustrator of picture books for children, including Thank You for My Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Doretta is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and lives in Canning, Nova Scotia, with her family.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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