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Children's Fiction Music

The Tragically Hip ABC

by (author) The Tragically Hip

with Drew Macklin

illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, Julia Breckenreid, Monika Melnychuk & Bridget George

Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Music, Seasons, Alphabet
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2


A Vancouver Sun bestseller!
A love letter to The Tragically Hip, one of Canada's most beloved bands, this ABC picture book features illustrations from four renowned Canadian illustrators.

The Tragically Hip, fronted by the late Gord Downie, is a legendary, bestselling Canadian band. And now, almost forty years of music can be appreciated in a brand-new way: an ABC picture book! From "A is for Ahead by a Century" to "N is for New Orleans is Sinking" all the way to "Z is for Frozen in My Tracks," this illustrated ode to the band will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Featuring art from Canadian illustrators Clayton Hanmer, Julia Breckenreid, Bridget George and Monika Melnychuk, this is the perfect gift for Hip fans old and new!

About the authors

The Tragically Hip's profile page

Drew Macklin's profile page

Clayton Hanmer is an illustrator whose crude, energetic comic style has given him a surprisingly broad range of clients from The Globe and Mail to Owl Magazine. He is also the illustrator of The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond (Owlkids Books, 2012) and Not Your Typical Book about the Environment by Elin Kelsey (Owlkids Books, 2010). He lives in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.

Clayton Hanmer's profile page

Julia Breckenreid's profile page

Monika Melnychuk`s illustrations have been featured in Fashion18, Chickadee, Owl, UTNE Reader and the New York Times, among other publications. She is also the illustrator of Girl in the Know, and Centsibility in KCP`s Planet Girl series.

Monika Melnychuk's profile page

Bridget George is an Anishinaabe author-illustrator and graphic designer. She was raised on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and now lives in London, Ontario. George is the author of the 2020 book It’s a Mitig!, an acclaimed introduction to the Ojibway language for young readers.

Bridget George's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A unique way to combine music greatness, culture and the alphabet in one captivating story for young children."Momma Braga

"[S]ubtle nods to songs and the band, everyone is going to love The Tragically Hip ABC." The Baby Spot

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