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Under a Prairie Sky

by Anne Laurel Carter, illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel

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siblings, country life
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As a storm looms in the prairie sky, a boy must ride out to find his wayward younger brother, Will. He dons his red serge coat and stetson hat, saddles up and begins the search. ""You can't hide from a Mountie,"" he calls, but Will roams far, eluding him as the storm closes in. The storm threatens, the older boy searches, confident and determined, the younger boy wanders, oblivious to all but his own delight.

About the Authors

Anne Laurel Carter is a multi-award-winning author of books for children, including Under the Prairie Sky (Orca 2004). When she's not writing, she's reading. Anne lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.

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Alan and Lea Daniel are the illustrators of many award-winning picturebooks. They based the boys in Under a Prairie Sky on their two grandsons.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"The illustrations are full of gold, red, pink and yellow and capture the prairie landscape and the expressions of the characters perfectly."

— Resource Links

"Told in poetic prose with magical illustrations . . . this is a delightful candidate for reading aloud."

— CITY Parent

"While the story is rivetting on its own, the carefully researched text and illustrations provide the young reader with a rich and fascinating historical and geographical resource."

"Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"This is a gentle story, set against a dramatic and interesting backdrop."

— School Library Journal

"Carter's brief, lyrical text brings the sights and sounds of the Prairie Provinces to life in a way that will help children see the prairie as more than just grass."

— Booklist

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