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publisher: Kids Can Press

Kids Book of Canadian Geography, The

illustrated by Briony Penn

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9781550748901
publisher: Kids Can Press
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This installment in the critically acclaimed and bestselling Kids Book of... series is a landmark event in Canadian publishing. The Kids Book of Canadian Geography, the only trade book of its kind, is an indispensable resource. Writer and illustrator Briony Penn takes a fresh approach by showing how Canada's landscape, life forms, ecosystems and climate yield clues to help youngsters understand the ever-changing story of geography. What does a huge rock in the middle of a plain tell us? What makes spruce trees adapted to the north? What does the star-nosed mole tell us about woodlands? These and many other clues are explained to help youngsters “decode” and understand their environments.

This book traces the continents' formation and explains how they arrived at their present state, touching on ancient landscapes, evolving climate, continent shaping and life on the land, including human settlement. Then, kids get a richly detailed and illustrated tour through the eight geographical regions of their country.

About the Author

Briony Penn is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction books as well as a contributor to many anthologies and chapter books. She has been a feature writer and columnist for decades, with over five hundred articles on environmental issues and natural history in newspapers, magazines, government publications, online news sources and peer-reviewed journals. She has also written numerous environmental guides and educational handbooks for teachers in British Columbia. Her first book with RMB, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan, was the winner of the 2015 BC Book Prize. Her work with Cecil Paul will continue with the publication of a comprehensive and collaborative biography, Following the Good River: Stories from the Magic Canoe of Cecil Paul, which will be published by RMB in the autumn of 2019. Briony lives on Salt Spring Island, BC.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens , Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

An excellent at-home resource for the whole family

— Edmonton's Child

Highly engaging and appealing.

— CM Magazine

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The Kids Book of Canadian Geography (Kids Book of…)

Briony Penn takes a fresh approach by showing how Canada’s landscape, life forms, ecosystems and climate yield clues to help youngsters understand the ever-changing story of geography. Text includes colour artwork and an index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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