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The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.
What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child's good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young "rejects" and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper?s mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper?s father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious,
Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
This touching narrative is seen through the eyes of Max, the young puppy who goes through some rough times before he finds a home with a family that meets all his physical needs and gives him lots of love. The simple text conveys the important message of responsible pet ownership.
Have you ever wondered about the role of trees in nature and their relationship to the rest of the environment? The author weaves the story’s other main characters--the sun, rock, earth, water, air, fire, animals and people—into scenic treed landscapes and brings them all to life through the use of lyrical prose. Each character in turn claims ownership of the trees, but the trees have the final say. Scientific details in both the text and illustrations depict the natural beauty of our world.
Penny loves peanuts more than anything else in the whole world! ôBut why?ö she wonders. It isn't until her curiosity takes over and leads her to make some really interesting discoveries, that she realizes the real reason why she loves peanuts so much.
In this retelling of a popular folktale, the Creator makes a unique beast out of leftover animal parts when the universe is first formed.
It's summer now, and Little Hare is eager to learn more about nature. In the first book, Wilson, Do You See It?, Little Hare asked his good friend Wilson to help him identify the animals he saw in winter that lived in their big backyard in the country. This time, he's describing the animal sounds he's hearing around him. Wilson makes the guessing game a little harder by giving Little Hare rhyming word clues. The Wilson books provide an enjoyable challenge to young children as they use the cluest
The Windplane Man is a quaint and gentle story, written in the style of an Old English classic. The author wrote this story back in the early 1950s when she taught primary school in England, and she continued sharing the story with her students after moving to Manitoba. Tireless, the little Windplane Man, yearns to come off his pole and fly to faraway places, just like his friends the swallows. With the help of a young boy named John, he finds the courage to make his wish come true. Together the