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M Is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet (Discover the World)

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Whether sharing the stories of Anne of Green Gables and Terry Fox, or revealing Canada's importance in growing grain that feeds the world, "M is for Maple" is a shining tribute to Canada. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, this Canadian alphabet book shares our nation's symbols, history, people and culture. In clever rhymes and informative text, author Mike Ulmer ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published April 5th 2004 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Lisa Vegan
Mar 30, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in learning some things about Canada
First off, I must admit I’m a Canadaphile, so I couldn’t be objective about this book. Perhaps it deserves only 3 stars or even 2; perhaps it deserves 5 and I was bending over backwards not to hyper-inflate my rating. My mother was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived there until she moved to San Francisco when she was eight years old, so I’ve always considered myself almost Canadian; I love the country and I’ve enjoyed all my visits there.

I really enjoyed this “alphabet” book for school aged ch
Apr 02, 2015 Sue rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Every letter is given a full-page (sometimes, a 2-page spread), with a 4-line poem, and a side-bar providing additional details on the topic. I liked the way Mike Ulmer discussed things that are uniquely Canadian, and I learned some new facts about my country! And I was impressed with Melanie Rose's beautiful illustrations.

My favourite page is "H" - where Mike says:
H is for Hockey, the game that we play
from summer's last whisper to snow's melting away.
We may never grow to be N
Sep 03, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
22 months - I enjoyed it and you listened intently but this is really geared for much older kids with an interest in history. I liked that there was extra information on each topic allowing the book to be read quickly or more in depth. Nice little snippets of Canadiana.
Jan 13, 2011 Keri-Lynn rated it it was amazing
Combining history, geography, national pastimes, general culture and the arts of Canada, this book has a bit of everything. It inspired me to buy the series other books on the individual provinces.
Aug 02, 2016 Erika rated it it was ok
Library book - I thought this would be great to read to Gillian but I didn't really like the selection of things for all the letters. And if I don't want to read it, she doesn't get to read it!
Apr 06, 2011 Miranda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, children-s, canadian
A gorgeously illustrated book that showcases some of the components that are essential to our culture. Love the artwork especially!!
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Feb 13, 2014 Gillian Chapnick rated it really liked it
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Beautiful illustrations. Used for Living in Manitoba unit. Read-aloud. Aided in students drawings on their MB pins.
Fun! A beautiful book. Would have liked that French be the word for F, rather than just sneaking it in at Q. Terry Fox could have easily been accomodated at T.
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