The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition): Exploring the Provinces and Territories

The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition): Exploring the Provinces and Territories


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A gorgeous gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book--updated for Canada's Sesquicentennial.

From Nunavut's Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec's Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, The Big Book of Canada explores the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. Christopher Moore, one of the country's foremost historians, brings each province and territory to life, drawing together history and politics, the famous and the infamous, the people, places and industries that have defined a nation. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 140 photographs and 110 original pieces by award-winning artist Bill Slavin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101918944
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,187,615
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER MOORE has been called Canada's most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General's Award, and in 2011, his book From Then to Now: A Short History of the World, won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), a history of Canada for young people, won the Mr. Christie Award for Children's Books. He also co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada and wrote 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal.
Christopher Moore's writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, film scripts, radio documentaries, guidebooks, reference works, and even computer simulations. He lives in Toronto. Visit

BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over one hundred books for children, including the acclaimed Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey, three books in the Great Ideas Series by Monica Kulling, Little Chicken Duck by Tim Beiser and, most recently, Who Broke the Teapot?!, which he also wrote. Among his many honors, he has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Award, the California Young Reader Medal and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature. Bill lives near Millbrook, Ontario.


Hawaii and San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1958

Place of Birth:

Toledo, Ohio

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