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The Spirit of Canada: Canada's Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems, and Songs

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The Spirit of Canada is an anthology that celebrates our country's life and times, filled to the brim with stories, songs, poems, legends, and more. With one hundred and fifty illustrations by some of Canada's most prestigious children's book artists, The Spirit of Canada will prove to be a useful reference guide, as well as a keepsake. Beginning with native creation ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Judedeath
Dec 02, 2013 Judedeath rated it it was amazing
How the Thunder Made Horses is a traditional Siksika tale of how Ka-tsi-tis-kuma gave horses to the people, it tells of how one day when he is bored he makes a bunch of figures from clay and when he makes horses he realizes that they're remarkable and works on refining them until they're how horses are now.

I found this story very interesting in how it worked, it wasn't just the god imagined the horses and they popped into existence fully formed, on top of having to make them out of clay he has t
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Andrea
Jun 14, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, kidlit, readaloud
I adore this book! It's full of short stories, poems, and songs all about Canada. Even all of the artwork is done by Canadians. Everything comes from a wide variety of sources, time periods and peoples. My class (ages 6 to 10) love it! Every single one of them. The stories all of introductions to the people and the contents of the story, which are very educational even to me. Highly recommend this book for any Canadian classroom.
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Oct 19, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian-history

Read Aloud - 6 yrs +
Independent Reader - 8 yrs +

Worldview - Evolutionary and Old Earth Undertones - see parental warning

Setting:
Location - Canada
Time Period - Pre-Contact-Current


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The Editors of this book have sought to compile a collection of famous Canadian writings that seek to give the reader a deeper understanding of our country. They have included history, taught through both fiction and nonfiction, literature, poetry, art work, and song to do this.

In order to introduce the reade
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BARBARA HEHNER is the author of many children’s books. She began writing over 20 years ago, entering into a partnership with David Suzuki. Together they wrote six children’s science and activity books, starting with Looking at Plants. Barbara Hehner lives in Toronto with her family.
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