The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

by Diane Silvey
Illustrator John Mantha

Kids Can Press | August 1, 2005 | Hardcover

The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Canada''s Aboriginal peoples have shaped this country in countless ways. Their story is central to the nation''s identity -- indeed, the word "Canada" is derived from the Huron-Haudenosaunee word "kanata," which means "our village." This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series is a balanced, in-depth look at the cultures, struggles and triumphs of Canada''s first peoples. Exhaustively researched and reviewed by specialists in the field, this groundbreaking book is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. The detailed illustrations based on museum artifacts, written records of long ago and contemporary scholarship help bring the traditional ways to life for young readers.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 4.82 × 3.68 × 0.1 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550749986

ISBN - 13: 9781550749984

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Truly a good book The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by Dian Silvey gives an overview of the different native groups in their everyday lives. There is a lot of information from pre-European contact up until present day. The book is wonderfully illustrated with maps and includes numerous profiles of famous people. The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada explains the seven major groups of natives in detail. Food, shelter and clothing are all covered in this book. I enjoyed the colourful, vivid watercolour illustrations by John Mantha. I also really liked that they used the tribes traditional names instead of the European given names. This is truly a good book.
Date published: 2006-11-13

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The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

by Diane Silvey
Illustrator John Mantha

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 4.82 × 3.68 × 0.1 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550749986

ISBN - 13: 9781550749984

From the Publisher

Canada''s Aboriginal peoples have shaped this country in countless ways. Their story is central to the nation''s identity -- indeed, the word "Canada" is derived from the Huron-Haudenosaunee word "kanata," which means "our village." This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series is a balanced, in-depth look at the cultures, struggles and triumphs of Canada''s first peoples. Exhaustively researched and reviewed by specialists in the field, this groundbreaking book is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. The detailed illustrations based on museum artifacts, written records of long ago and contemporary scholarship help bring the traditional ways to life for young readers.

About the Author

Diane Silvey graduated from the University of British Columbia's Native Indian Teacher Education Program and taught in band schools for 21 years. She is the author of two picture books, two novels and a textbook, From Time Immemorial. The winner of a B.C. Book Award in 2000 and a Women of Distinction Award in Education, Training and Development, Diane is a member of the Sechelt Band (Coast Salish).

John Mantha is an artist and illustrator. His books include The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts and The Kids Book of Canada's Railway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

Silvey’s text is lively and easily navigated and is complemented by excellent and judiciously placed maps and illustrations of aboriginal life in all its variety and manifestations.

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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