Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
The Canadian Classic, written by Pierre Berton and illustrated by his daughter, Patsy is now a 26 episode animated children’s series on CBC television beginning Saturday, September 9, 2006. Berton often cited The Secret World of Og as his favourite of his forty-seven books. It has sold more than 200,000 copies in four editions.
The series follows the five Berton children, Penny, Pamela, Peter, Patsy, and baby Paul (better-known as “The Pollywog”) as they discover and explore a vast,mysterious world of caverns and rivers hidden beneath a trapdoor in the floor of their clubhouse. In their subterranean adventures, they befriend the little green inhabitants called Ogs, share their worldly knowledge with them, and, at the same time, gain a little wisdom themselves.
The series is directed by Paul Schibli who also directed the long-running CBC series The Raccoons.
About the author
Pierre Berton, well-known and well-loved Canadian author, journalist, and media personality, hailed from Whitehorse, Yukon. During his career, he wrote fifty books for adults and twenty-two for children, popularizing Canadian history and culture and reflecting on his life and times. With more than thirty literary awards and a dozen honorary degrees to his credit, Berton was also a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Other titles by Pierre Berton
Pierre Berton on the Young Queen Elizabeth II
In 1953, Maclean’s Sent a Special Correspondent Behind the Scenes of the Royal Household. A Seven Part Series from the Pages of the Magazine
Pierre Berton's War of 1812
The Battles of the War of 1812
Adventures in Canadian History
Exploring the Frozen North
Pierre Berton's History for Young Canadians
Canada Moves West
The Wild Frontier
More Tales from the Remarkable Past
The Klondike Quest
A Photographic Essay 1897-1899
Prisoners of the North
The Joy of Writing
A Guide for Writers Disguised as a Literary Memoir
A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon