Canadian Railroad Trilogy

byGordon LightfootIllustratorIAN WALLACE

September 18, 2010|
Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot
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Nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association''s Forest of Reading Program

This lavishly illustrated book brings Gordon Lightfoot''s heart-stirring song, "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," to readers young and old.

The song was commissioned by the CBC in 1967 to mark Canada''s centennial year and it has been a classic ever since. It eloquently describes the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway -- "an iron road runnin'' from the sea to the sea" -- a great feat of nation building that changed Canada forever for good and for ill, as in the process many people died and were dispossessed of their land.

Highly acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Ian Wallace brings the song to visual life with his sweeping landscapes and evocative portrayals of the people who lived the building of the railroad -- from the financiers in the east to First Nations people across the country to the thousands of navvies themselves, many of whom came from as far away as China.

Gordon Lightfoot, Canada''s most famous folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, received international acclaim with songs such as "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and "If You Could Read My Mind." A great number of his songs have been recorded by well-known artists. He has won many awards, including seventeen Junos and the Governor G...
Title:Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:56 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:56 pages, 12.25 X 9.25 X 0.6 in
Published:September 18, 2010
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780888999535

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