The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition): Exploring the Provinces and Territories (Hardcover)

The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition): Exploring the Provinces and Territories By Christopher Moore, Bill Slavin (Illustrator), Janet Lunn (Introduction by) Cover Image

The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition): Exploring the Provinces and Territories (Hardcover)

By Christopher Moore, Bill Slavin (Illustrator), Janet Lunn (Introduction by)


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A gorgeous gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book--updated for Canada's Sesquicentennial.

From Nunavut's Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec's Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, The Big Book of Canada explores the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. Christopher Moore, one of the country's foremost historians, brings each province and territory to life, drawing together history and politics, the famous and the infamous, the people, places and industries that have defined a nation. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 140 photographs and 110 original pieces by award-winning artist Bill Slavin.
CHRISTOPHER MOORE has been called Canada's most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General's Award, and in 2011, his book From Then to Now: A Short History of the World, won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), a history of Canada for young people, won the Mr. Christie Award for Children's Books. He also co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada and wrote 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal.
Christopher Moore's writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, film scripts, radio documentaries, guidebooks, reference works, and even computer simulations. He lives in Toronto. Visit

BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over one hundred books for children, including the acclaimed Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey, three books in the Great Ideas Series by Monica Kulling, Little Chicken Duck by Tim Beiser and, most recently, Who Broke the Teapot?!, which he also wrote. Among his many honors, he has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Award, the California Young Reader Medal and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature. Bill lives near Millbrook, Ontario.

Product Details ISBN: 9781101918944
ISBN-10: 1101918942
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2017)

PRAISE FOR The Big Book of Canada:

"[N]o current text matches its depth and breadth. Though written for ages eight and up, Moore’s text will engross readers much younger and older, making it an excellent family as well as library resource . . . For once, Canada’s writers and artists get plenty of attention, and teachers in particular will appreciate the list of suggested fiction about each territory." --Quill and Quire

"This book provides readers with a wealth of information .... what sets [it] apart from the rest is the inclusion of little-known interesting facts . . . A valuable resource for any library or classroom." --CM Magazine

"[A]n outstanding book . . . It is highly recommended as a purchase for school and public libraries or as an addition to family collections about Canada." --Resource Links

"Bill Slavin's inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf." --The Globe and Mail