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Children's Nonfiction Post-confederation (1867-)

Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, The

by (author) Diane Silvey

illustrated by John Mantha

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554539307
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $18.69

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12

Description

Canada's Aboriginal peoples have shaped this country in countless ways. Their story is central to the nation's identity --- indeed, the word “Canada” is derived from the Huron-Haudenosaunee word “kanata,” which means “our village.” This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series is a balanced, in-depth look at the cultures, struggles and triumphs of Canada's first peoples.

Exhaustively researched and reviewed by specialists in the field, this groundbreaking book is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. The detailed illustrations based on museum artifacts, written records of long ago and contemporary scholarship help bring the traditional ways to life for young readers.

About the authors

Diane Silvey graduated from the University of British Columbia`s Native Indian Teacher Education Program and taught in band schools for 21 years. She is the author of two picture books, two novels and a textbook, From Time Immemorial. The winner of a B.C. Book Award in 2000 and a Women of Distinction Award in Education, Training and Development, Diane is a member of the Sechelt Band (Coast Salish).

Diane Silvey's profile page

John Mantha is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. John is the illustrator of twenty-six books including The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration.

John Mantha's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize

Other titles by Diane Silvey

Other titles by John Mantha