Canada In Words

Author: Per-Henrik Gürth
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 155453710X
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Canada In Words. Explores the animals, clothing, and foods of Canada, including poutine, snow shoes, and grizzly.

Canadian Words

Author: Bill Casselman
Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited
Size: 56.86 MB
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Canadian Words. In this number one bestseller, Bill Caseelman delights and startles with word stories from every province and territory of Canada. Did you know that Scarborough means “Harelip’s Fort”? the names of Lake Huron and Huronia stem from a vicious, racist insult. Huron in Old French meant ‘long-haired clod.’ French soldiers labelled the Wendat people with this nasty misnomer in the 1600s. ‘To deke out’ is a Canadian verb that began as hockey slang, short for ‘to decoy an opponent.’ Canada has a fish that ignites. On our Pacific coast, the oolichan or candlefish is so fill of oil it can be lighted at one end and use as a candle. “Mush! Mush! On, you huskies!” cried Sargeant Preston of the Yukon to 1940s radio listeners, this introducing a whole generation of Canucks to the word once widely used in the Arctic to spur on sled dogs. Although it might sound like a word from Inukitut, early French trappers used it first, borrowing the term from the Canadian French command to a horse to go: Marche! Marche! Yes, it’s Quebecois for giddyap! All these and more fascinating terms form Canadian place, name, politics, sports, plants and animals, clothing. Everything from Canadian monsters to mottoes is here.

Canadian Food Words

Author: Bill Casselman
Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited
Size: 73.13 MB
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Canadian Food Words. Canada's bestselling word wizard is back, with a gustatory gallivant across Canada! Learn about and enjoy some of the food words Canadians use and have used - many of these words as tangy and succulent as the foods they name. Casselman sets the gastric juices flowing and helps us savour the etymological flavour of our hearty Canadian fare as well.The gastromonic grand tour begins in Newfoundland aftera Jigg's dinner with scrunchins, washed down with a stain o' rum, and then we light out for the West Coast to lap up a foaming bowl of soapahollie ice cream. Along the way there are stops and mug-ups for Maritime fungy and bangbelly, bakeapple jam and blueberry grunt, fricko on PEI, rappie pie in New Brunswick, drepsley soup in Southern Ontario, bannock in Manitoba, Saskatoonberry turnovers along the Qu-Appelle River, backed wind pills in Alberta, and moose-muffle soup in Tuktoyaktuk.Foodies and word buffs alike will enjoy this book, written as it is in true Casselman form - scholarly, entertaining and often hilarious.

Home Words

Author: Mavis Reimer
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587727
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Home Words. The essays in Home Words explore the complexity of the idea of home through various theoretical lenses and groupings of texts. One focus of this collection is the relation between the discourses of nation, which often represent the nation as home, and the discourses of home in children’s literature, which variously picture home as a dwelling, family, town or region, psychological comfort, and a place to start from and return to. These essays consider the myriad ways in which discourses of home underwrite both children’s and national literatures. Home Words reconfigures the field of Canadian children’s literature as it is usually represented by setting the study of English- and French-language texts side by side, and by paying sustained attention to the diversity of work by Canadian writers for children, including both Aboriginal peoples and racialized Canadians. It builds on the literary histories, bibliographical essays, and biographical criticism that have dominated the scholarship to date and sets out to determine and establish new directions for the study of Canadian children’s literature.

Windows And Words

Author: Susan-Ann Cooper
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776605569
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Windows And Words. What makes Canadian children's books literature? The seventeen essays collected here examine aspects of the artistry of children's literature published in Canada, particularly that of children's novels and picture books, in thought-provoking analyses that aim to establish Canada's literature for the young as literature – something worthy of serious scholarly study and international recognition. Three of the essays survey Canadian children's fiction in English, providing a broad overview and placing the genre within its literary and national context. Other contributions investigate individual authors and motifs – six of these examine the works of L.M. Montgomery, confirming the central place of the internationally acclaimed children's writer in the Canadian children's literature canon. There are studies about book illustration and visual literacy, and about the dual artistic nature of the picture book and its art design. Presentations by two Governor General's Award winning authors, Janet Lunn and Tim Wynne-Jones, as well as the art director of Groundwood Books and a cultural anthropologist round out the collection, making it a unique and balanced contribution to the study of Canadian children's literature. All of the essays confirm the growing artistry and multicultural character of Canada's children's literature, and highlight the important legacy yesterday's and today's children's authors are leaving to tomorrow's children.

Dear Canada These Are My Words

Author: Ruby Slipperjack
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443133191
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Dear Canada These Are My Words. Acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack delivers a haunting novel about a 12-year-old girl's experience at a residential school in 1966. Violet Pesheens is struggling to adjust to her new life at residential school. She misses her Grandma; she has run-ins with Cree girls; at her "white" school, everyone just stares; and everything she brought has been taken from her, including her name-she is now just a number. But worst of all, she has a fear. A fear of forgetting the things she treasures most: her Anishnabe language; the names of those she knew before; and her traditional customs. A fear of forgetting who she was. Her notebook is the one place she can record all of her worries, and heartbreaks, and memories. And maybe, just maybe there will be hope at the end of the tunnel. Drawing from her own experiences at residential school, Ruby Slipperjack creates a brave, yet heartbreaking heroine in Violet, and lets young readers glimpse into an all-too important chapter in our nation's history.

Musical Canada

Author: John Beckwith
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 9781442651784
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Musical Canada. This book of twenty-three contributions, written by prominent composers and writers representing many different regions and both national languages, present a cross-section of current work in historical research, bibliography, analysis, criticism, and creative composition.

When Words Deny The World

Author: Stephen Henighan
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
ISBN: 9780889842403
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When Words Deny The World. `It's the liveliest, most cogently argued, most provocative and most infuriatingly self-satisfied work of literary criticism to be published in this country in at least the last decade.'

In Their Own Words

Author: Holly Higgins Jonas
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459721187
Size: 47.76 MB
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In Their Own Words. Winner of the 2002 National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Publication They are at the heart of every community in Canada, whether they be singing in concert or rehearsal, in a worship service or at a special event. They are Canada’s choirs, and their dedication to their craft is a source of both entertainment and inspiration. And at the heart of every choir, there is a choir master who, through talent and commitment, brings the voices together. In Their Own Words relates the stories of Canada’s most distinguished and innovative choir masters. In their own words, each tells of their life in music, and shares their thoughts on music and the role of the choir. Many of those profiled have gained international recognition, winning prizes overseas. All have helped to bring the vocal heart-pourings of enthusiastic singers to audiences across the country.

Fighting Words

Author: Mark Bourrie
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459706668
Size: 46.57 MB
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Fighting Words. Fighting Words is a history of war reporting in Canada over 1,000 years, including Viking battles, the destruction of the Huron nation, and a surgeon's account of the Battle of Lake Erie. Military buffs and fans of Canadian history will be thrilled by these eyewitness accounts by journalists and non-fiction writers.