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Children's Nonfiction General

Our Song

The Story of "O Canada"

by (author) Peter Kuitenbrouwer

illustrated by Ashley Spires

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2019
Category
General, History, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443102360
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443175500
    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5

Description

 

Celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada with a closer look at its majestic anthem!

A new generation of young readers will experience the 100-year evolution of the Canadian national anthem, from its composition in 1880 to the moment it was proclaimed the national anthem in 1980.

Line by line, in both official languages, and accompanied by sheet music, “O Canada” is brought to life by beautiful collage illustrations.

A fun and lively way to learn about our country’s interesting history and the song that makes us “true north strong and free”!

 

About the authors

PETER KUITENBROUWER is an award-winning reporter who has lived and worked in Canada, the United States and Mexico. A journalist for the National Post since 1997, Peter lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife, Mimi, and their children, Tallulah and Frits.

Peter Kuitenbrouwer's profile page

 

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.

Ashley Spires' profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Other titles by Ashley Spires