From the epic journeys into the unknown by the first people who
crossed the Berring land bridge thousands of years ago to Roberta
Bondar?s landmark voyage into space, The Story of Canada is as
vast in scope as the country itself.
In this new fully updated paperback edition, authors Janet Lunn
and Christopher Moore tell the country?s story through rich
narrative, recreations of daily life, folk tales, and fascinating
Alan Daniel?s evocative original paintings, as well as several
hundred historical photographs, maps, paintings, posters, and
cartoons, make The Story of Canada as splendid to look at as
it is fascinating to read.
is the author of more than fifteen
books for young readers including The Root Cellar
Shadow in Hawthorn, Charlotte
and Laura Second.
She has been the recipient of the Governor General''s award for
children''s literature, CLA Book of the Year for Children, and the
Canada Council Award for Children''s Literature. The Story of
won her the Mr. Christie Book Award and the Toronto
Branch IODE Award. She currently lives in Ottawa.
CHRISTOPHER MOORE is the author of numerous
history books for adults and young readers including 1867: How
the Fathers Made a Deal, McCarthy Tetrault: Building Canada''s
Premier Law Firm, and Louisbourg Portraits. He is
winner of the Governor General''s Award for Non-Fiction and
co-author of The Illustrated History of Canada.
Christopher lives in Toronto with his wife and their two
Alan Daniel is a painter and illustrator whose work is
characterized by its energy and fine draftsmanship. His skills were
honed in the studio of J. Merle Smith who, along with master
watercolorist Kalman Banitz, provided a rigorous art education. A
Kitchener resident for many years, Alan draws inspiration from the
city, from the colours and contours of the landscape surrounding it
and from rocky Muskoka where he summers. Well-known for his
paintings of water, ranging from a springtime river to fierce ocean
storms, he was commissioned to create several paintings for The Sea
is At Our Gates, a movie created to celebrate the Canadian Navy.
The human face and figure as well as birds and animals are also
frequent subjects. Alan''s work has been exhibited at the National
Library of Canada; the Gallery/Stratford; York University, Toronto;
Mable''s Fables, Toronto; Homer Watson Gallery; Kitchener Public
Art Gallery; Kitchener Public Library; Aaron Gallery, Waterloo;
Hunsberger Gallery, St. Jacobs; Staircase Gallery, New York City;
KOR Gallery, Kitchener; Canada at Bologna exhibit; in Paris at an
exhibit to celebrate Quebec City''s designation as a World Heritage