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Oh, Canada

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Happy Birthday, Canada. These are a few of your most iconic things.
Canoe Nation

Canoe Nation

Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

More than an ancient means of transportation and trade, the canoe has come to be a symbol of Canada itself. In Canoe Nation, Bruce Erickson argues that the canoe’s sentimental power has come about through a set of narratives that attempt to legitimize a particular vision of Canada that overvalues the nation’s connection to nature. From Alexander Mackenzie to Grey Owl to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the canoe authenticates Canada’s reputation as a tolerant, environmentalist nation, even when the …

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The Maple Syrup Book

The Maple Syrup Book

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : trees, canadiana

Delighting in nature's best-loved sweet.

"A fun and fact-filled work guaranteed to delight folks of all ages."
-Library Journal

 

In this richly illustrated book, the authors explore every aspect of maple syrup. They relate Native legends surrounding its discovery and explain its importance in the pioneer diet. They cover the sugar maple's exalted status in the maple tree family, and reveal why maple sap is still one of nature's great mysteries.

Also included are:

  • Details about how sugar ma …
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Roots: 40 Years of Style

Roots: 40 Years of Style

40 Years Of Style
afterword by Dan Aykroyd
introduction by Michael Budman & Don Green
preface by Suzanne Boyd
edition:Hardcover
tagged : fashion

To commemorate Roots Canada’s fortieth anniversary, Roots: Forty Years of Style celebrates the company’s rich history and brings together a curated collection of the best and most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before.

As one of Canada’s most iconic brand, Roots has a history that runs deep into the heart of this country. Founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green, with a goal of translating their affinity for the Canadian …

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Souvenir of Canada

Souvenir of Canada

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, cultural

Full of surprises and insights, Souvenir of Canada presents us as we have never seen ourselves before in an irresistible flow of text and image.

 

Douglas Coupland offers new ways of seeing and experiencing Canada -- looking at how it feels to be a Canadian right now and speculating what it might feel like to be a Canadian in the future. From our collective memories, he locates objects like stubbie beer bottles and ookpiks, Kraft dinner and maple walnut ice cream. And with the same unique sensibil …

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M Is For Moose

M Is For Moose

A Charles Pachter Alphabet
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian, alphabet

One of Canada’s leading visual artists, Charles Pachter, adds a Canadian twist to the alphabet book with his M is for Moose, a delightful and unexpected take on a form we thought we knew well.

 

Combining words and images, M is for Moose is both visually stunning and full of fun. It includes images from Pachter’s portfolio of famous paintings, including Joy Ride, with the Queen on a moose, and a young Margaret Atwood with flaming red hair. Covering the iconic to the playful, it celebrates our …

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Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Canadian Railroad Trilogy

by Gordon Lightfoot
illustrated by Ian Wallace
edition:Hardcover

Nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program

This lavishly illustrated book brings Gordon Lightfoot's heart-stirring song, "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," to readers young and old.

The song was commissioned by the CBC in 1967 to mark Canada's centennial year and it has been a classic ever since. It eloquently describes the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway -- "an iron road runnin' from the sea to the sea" -- a great feat of …

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Ernie Coombs

Ernie Coombs

Mr Dress-Up
edition:Paperback
tagged : historical

For almost 30 years, Ernie Coombs was Canada's Mr. Dressup, loved and cherished by legions of children and their parents. Host of CBC Television program of the same name. Mr. Dressup won the hearts and loyalty of his young viewers with kindness and a genuine interest in their world. He sang songs, drew pictures, made crafts and had a Tickle Trunk" filled with wonderful costumes and props.

Asked once if he didn't sometimes feel silly in character, he replied that he was only doing what any father …

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