Canada 13 Special – Climb on Board
13 Tales for Canadian Kids
by Olive Strand Self published, 2009
$29.95, 338 pp, ages 8 – 11
This anthology comprises thirteen stories, one set in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. Each story is illustrated with photographs and clipart, including the provincial/territorial flower and flag, notable landmarks and a map. As well as telling an imaginative story, the author has incorporated facts about the setting into each narrative, and included a set of questions for teacher use at the back of the volume. Also included is a list of websites where additional factual information about Canada can be found. The stories could be read aloud and discussed in a middle-grade elementary school classroom, or used for independent reading by students.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s November 2010 issue.