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Author Hughes, Susan, 1960-

Title Let's call it Canada : amazing stories of Canadian place names / Susan Hughes ; illustrated by Clive Dobson and Jolie Dobson.

Publication Info. Toronto : Maple Tree Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Firefly Books, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  J 917.1 HUGHES    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 971 HUGHES    Check Shelf
Description 96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Series Wow Canada!
Wow Canada!
Note Includes index.
Contents What's in a name? -- Naming Canada -- Cradled on the waves: Provinces of Atlantic Canada -- Look to the East: Provinces of central Canada -- Yoho!: Provinces of the west -- Beautiful land: Territories of the north -- Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!: Places named for birds and animals -- Water, water everywhere: Places named for vessels and those who captained them -- Sweat and toil: Places named for work -- Dazed and confused: Misspellings, mispronunciations, and plain old misnamings -- Our father: Names with religious origins -- By any other name: Names from the pages of books -- What you see is what you get: Names for physical features -- For real?: Weird, wacky, and wonderful place names.
Summary Where in the world is Punkeydoodles? How about Burpee? Or Tom Longboat Corners? Canada is home to many places with wild, wacky and witty names -- come explore them in Let's Call It Canada. Journey from coast to coast to coast with award-winning author Susan Hughes as she discovers the best stories behind Canadian place names, and illuminates Canada's incredible diversity. Young readers will meet some of Canada's earliest settlers, its bravest heroes, its most cherished leaders, and its most dangerous renegades. They'll learn about place names that come from Native myths, local legends, Black history, and spooky ghost stories. Let's Call It Canada is a delightful look at the places, people and events that have made Canada what it is. Delightfully different yet intrinsically connected, each unique book in the Wow Canada! series celebrates a part of Canada's story in its own way. Together they weave a rich tale, as diverse and exciting as the country itself.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 5.0 68908.
Subject Names, Geographical -- Canada -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Canada -- History, Local -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Names, Geographical -- Canada -- Miscellanea.
Canada -- History, Local -- Miscellanea.
Added Author Dobson, Clive, 1949- illustrator.
Dobson, Jolie, 1981- illustrator.
Added Title Canada
ISBN 1894379497
1894379500 paperback
9781894379502 paperback
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