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Children's Nonfiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)

The Story of Canada

by (author) Janet Lunn & Christopher Moore

illustrated by Alan Daniel

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443119542
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $39.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552639283
    Publish Date
    Dec 2007
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552631454
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $39.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9

Description

 

Learn the story of Canada in this beautiful new edition, fully updated!

Who better than award-winning writer Janet Lunn and historian Christopher Moore to tell our country's story through rich narrative, recreations of daily life, folk tales and intriguing facts. Coupled with Alan Daniel's evocative original paintings, as well as dozens of historical photographs, maps, paintings, documents and cartoons, The Story of Canada is as splendid to look at as it is fascinating to read. Includes new material to bring us to the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

 

About the authors

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.

Janet Lunn's profile page

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.

Christopher Moore's profile page

Alan Daniel is a painter and illustrator whose work is characterized by its energy and fine draftsmanship. His skills were honed in the studio of J. Merle Smith who, along with master watercolorist Kalman Banitz, provided a rigorous art education. A Kitchener resident for many years, Alan draws inspiration from the city, from the colours and contours of the landscape surrounding it and from rocky Muskoka where he summers. Well-known for his paintings of water, ranging from a springtime river to fierce ocean storms, he was commissioned to create several paintings for The Sea is At Our Gates, a movie created to celebrate the Canadian Navy. The human face and figure as well as birds and animals are also frequent subjects. Alan's work has been exhibited at the National Library of Canada; the Gallery/Stratford; York University, Toronto; Mable's Fables, Toronto; Homer Watson Gallery; Kitchener Public Art Gallery; Kitchener Public Library; Aaron Gallery, Waterloo; Hunsberger Gallery, St. Jacobs; Staircase Gallery, New York City; KOR Gallery, Kitchener; Canada at Bologna exhibit; in Paris at an exhibit to celebrate Quebec City's designation as a World Heritage Site. Alan's work space is located in Globe Studios Artists Co-op where he paints and teaches. He is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children.

Alan Daniel's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation

Editorial Reviews

 

Praise for The Story of Canada:

• Winner, Mr. Christie Award,

• Winner, Children's Literature Roundtable Award

• Winner, IODE Toronto book prize

“The Story of Canada is a book that every elementary and junior high teacher-librarian will want in his or her school's library collection because it serves to fill many current gaps and because the writing is so appropriate for its intended young audience.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

 

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