Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Nonfiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Kids Book of Canadian Exploration, The

by (author) Ann-Maureen Owens & Jane Yealland

illustrated by John Mantha

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Historical
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
Recommended Reading age
8 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554532575
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $14.95

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it

Description

From Native peoples in search of new hunting grounds to European fishermen out for bigger catches, explorers were drawn to Canada for many reasons. They discovered a vast and mysterious land that took hundreds of years to explore and map. But the story of Canadian exploration is about a lot more than mapping wilderness. With no new lands left to discover, present-day explorers focus on outer space, the ocean and the preservation of Earth's changing ecosystems.

About the authors

Don Kilby is an award-winning illustrator and author of many children's book including: The Wheels at Work Series, Hold on McGinty, Forts of Canada, Christmas in Lunenburg, Twilight Fairies and many more. He lives and works in a general store over a century and a half old, located in the picturesque village of Eden Mills.

Ann-Maureen Owens' profile page

Jane Yealland is a research associate at the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen's University. Together with her friend and collaborator Ann-Maureen Owens, Jane is the co-author of the popular children's information books Forts of Canada, The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration and Our Flag: The Story of Canada's Maple Leaf. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Jane Yealland's profile page

John Mantha is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. John is the illustrator of twenty-six books including The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration.

John Mantha's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award

Other titles by Ann-Maureen Owens

Other titles by Jane Yealland

Other titles by John Mantha