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The Universe is One Poem

Four Poets Talk Poetry

edited by George Swede, by Penn Kemp; Ted Plantos & Yvonne Trainer
edition: Paperback
tagged: poetry, anthologies (multiple authors)

In an easy, conversational style, four leading Canadian poets talk about the teaching and creation of poetry, using examples from their own and students' work.

The four authors discuss the evolution of a poem, including the development of poetic ideas, and the use of imagery and sound.

The Universe is One Poem provides valuable help for teachers and …

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Spirit Quest

The Initiation of an Indian Boy

by Don (Carol) Batdorf
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american studies, native american

Spirit Quest was written from an Indian point of view, depicting the way events could have taken place, considering the facts as we know them and the culture as it was. Spirit Quest is the story of one boy's ordeal as he comes to grips with the natural forces and his inner turmoil during his lonely initiation rites. Trying to prove himself as he se …

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Monsters, He Mumbled

by Sean O'Huigin, illustrated by John Fraser
edition: Paperback
tagged: humorous
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'Til All the Stars Have Fallen

Canadian Poems for Children

by David Booth, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
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This rich new collection of Canadian poetry captures a landscape of land and mind uniquely our own. Including works by Margaret Atwood, bp Nichol and A.M. Klein, this book appeals to imaginations young and old. Striking illustrations capture the essence of each poem.

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George Dawson

The Little Giant

by Joyce Barkhouse
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical

An exceptional man, George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) a tiny hunchback, may have contributed more than any other person to early knowledge of the geology, biology and ethnology of Canada’s Northwest.

Possessed of a brilliant mind, boundless enthusiasm, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a great love of the land, he made some of the most epic e …

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China - the culture

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: asia, customs, traditions, anthropology

A celebration of the achievements of China’s 4000-year-old civilization, this book traces the origins of New China’s celebrations back to its ancient past.

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China - the people

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: asia, customs, traditions, anthropology

Inviting, candid photographs portray the Chinese people in their homes, going to work, attending school, and enjoying their leisure time.

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