Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
A gorgeous gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book--updated for Canada's Sesquicentennial.
From Nunavut's Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec's Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, The Big Book of Canada explores the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. Christopher Moore, one of the country's foremost historians, brings each province and territory to life, drawing together history and politics, the famous and the infamous, the people, places and industries that have defined a nation. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 140 photographs and 110 original pieces by award-winning artist Bill Slavin.
About the authors
CHRISTOPHER MOORE is the author of numerous history books for adults and young readers including 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, McCarthy Tetrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm, and Louisbourg Portraits. He is winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and co-author of The Illustrated HiStory of Canada. Christopher lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.
Janet Lunn, une auteure très populaire au Canada a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général, catégorie Littérature jeunesse à plusieurs reprises.
JANET LUNN’s children’s books always make award and bestseller lists. She hase been awarded the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award in Celebration of a Writing Life and the Order of Ontario, and she is also a member of the Order of Canada. Lunn’s history of Canada, The Story of Canada, is a must-have reference book for teachers and parents across the country
ALAN DANIEL is a fine artist who has also illustrated a number of children’s picture books for over 20 years. His interior illustrations for children’s books include Aaron’s Hair, Good Families Don’t, as well as non-fiction books such as The Story of Canada and Canadian Pioneers.
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2017)
PRAISE FOR The Big Book of Canada:
"[N]o current text matches its depth and breadth. Though written for ages eight and up, Moore’s text will engross readers much younger and older, making it an excellent family as well as library resource . . . For once, Canada’s writers and artists get plenty of attention, and teachers in particular will appreciate the list of suggested fiction about each territory." --Quill and Quire
"This book provides readers with a wealth of information .... what sets [it] apart from the rest is the inclusion of little-known interesting facts . . . A valuable resource for any library or classroom." --CM Magazine
"[A]n outstanding book . . . It is highly recommended as a purchase for school and public libraries or as an addition to family collections about Canada." --Resource Links
"Bill Slavin's inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf." --The Globe and Mail
Other titles by Christopher Moore
The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles
The Empire of the St. Lawrence
A Study in Commerce and Politics
The Story of Canada
The Court of Appeal for Ontario
Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013
From Then to Now
A Short History of the World
The British Columbia Court of Appeal
The First Hundred Years
Building Canada's Premier Law Firm
Story of Canada
New Revised Edition