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Children's Nonfiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Kids Book of Canadian Exploration, The

by (author) Ann-Maureen Owens & Jane Yealland

illustrated by John Mantha

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554532575
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

From Native peoples in search of new hunting grounds to European fishermen out for bigger catches, explorers were drawn to Canada for many reasons. They discovered a vast and mysterious land that took hundreds of years to explore and map. But the story of Canadian exploration is about a lot more than mapping wilderness. With no new lands left to discover, present-day explorers focus on outer space, the ocean and the preservation of Earth's changing ecosystems.

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.

Ann-Maureen Owens' profile page

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.

Jane Yealland'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

  • Commended, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award

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