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A Prairie Alphabet

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When most people think of the prairies, they picture endless flat plains, miles of farms with grain waving in the wind, gentle, undulating hills, and vast cattle ranches. But to the people who live there, particularly the children, the prairies are much more.

A Prairie Alphabet offers the adult and child alike a remarkable tour – from the grain elevators that are an integra
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 4th 1994 by Tundra Books (first published September 1st 1992)
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Specific to the farming areas of Southern Saskatchewan (and with accompanying illustrations by Yvette Moore that are gloriously detailed, minutely descriptive and basically like detailed folk art paintings), Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet's A Prairie Alphabet is both informative, enlightening and also still very much focuses on older children from about age six to eight actually learning and practicing their letters (both majuscule and minuscule letters are shown, and the twenty-six alphabet sections not o ...more
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Great art. Feels like home.
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alphabet-books
turns out there are prairies in canada, who knew? i got this book thinking it was about america (the u.s.a. version). the letter "a" corrected me of that thought. "We auction our Aberdeen Angus at Agribition."
Aberdeen is the planet Princess Leia was from that got destroyed in Star Wars, Angus is Jack in the Box's word for hamburger and not even spellcheck knows what an Agribition is. the illustration w/the phrase is of some cold people sitting the stands at an indoor volleyball court watching
Felicia Custis
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: informational
This is a very informational book about the Prairie, more so the oil rigs, barns, auctions, just the daily life and what it is like to live on the Prairie. This would be a good book to use in a classroom when discussing this lifestyle, or even showing children that there is more to just buying things from a store.
Kori Schlesener
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very cute book to incorporate the rural area in with the alphabet,me specially for students from a rural area. It had some pretty advance words, I thought maybe too advanced for a student reading it while learning the alphabet. It had some awesome illustrations that I really enjoyed and was fun to read.
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Children’s author Jo (Elizabeth Jo-Anne) Bannatyne-Cugnet was born on July 19, 1951, in Estevan and grew up in that city. She completed a BSc in Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan in 1974, and started work in Weyburn as a public health nurse. Bannatyne-Cugnet wrote to learn for herself and to teach her four sons about life on a prairie farm. She has been most successful in collaboration wit ...more
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