Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canda, Prince Edward Island measures only 5,660 sq.km. But what this island province lacks in size, it more than makes up for in abundant natural beauty, as well the scope of its influence on Candian history. Combing poetry with informational text, PEI Poet Laureate Hugh MacDonald pays homage to the province's natural splendors and proud history. Readers young and old can visit the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, stroll the streets of historic Charlottetown, or paddle a kayak down the island's nearly 100 named rivers.
About the authors
Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, childrens’ author and novelist Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell was poet laureate for Prince Edward Island from Jan 1, 2010, until Dec 31, 2012. Morgan’s Boat Ride is his 14th book as author and editor. MacDonald was perhaps best known to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Acts of Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada. He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.
Brenda Jones is a native of Prince Edward Island and spent the last twelve years roaming the woods and fields gathering and studying the herbs around the Maritimes in order to understand the properties of these amazing plants and to help her with her own health issues. With her background as an artist and illustrator, she began painting each herb in meticulous detail to help in identification, and soon had her own herb garden in her backyard and a cupboard full of tinctures and teas.
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Other titles by Hugh MacDonald
Other titles by Brenda Jones
Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer
And the Christmas Dinner Rescue
Best of Buddy The Bluenose Reindeer
Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer and Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer and the Boston Christmas Tree Adventure
Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada
A Pictorial Manual
Sid the Kid and the Dryer
A Story About Sidney Crosby
Skunks for Breakfast
Lobster in My Pocket
A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation