In the early 20th century the Canadian North was a mystery, but the Canadian military stepped in, and this book explores its historic activities in Canada’s Arctic. Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? In searching for the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in the 19th century, Britain’s Royal Navy mapped and charted most of the Arctic Archipelago. In 1874 Canadian Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie agreed to take up sovereignty of all the Arctic, if only to keep the United States and Tsarist Russia out. But as the dominion expanded east and west, the North was forgotten. Besides a few industries, its potential was unknown. It was as one Canadian said for later. There wasn’t much need to send police or military expeditions to the North. Not only was there little tribal warfare between the Inuit or First Nations, but there were few white settlers to protect and the forts were mainly trading posts. Thus, in the early 20th century, Canada’s Arctic was less known than Sudan or South Africa. From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada’s North.
Xiao Ling Li keeps a scrapbook of the day she and her family become Canadian citizens, from when they wake up in the morning, through the ceremony, to the celebration party with their new friends and neighbors.
A collection of seven freaky tales from around the world will delight youngsters as they read about the odd assortment of animals that live together in a horse's skull, a brave blackbird that declares war on a king, and more. 10,000 first printing.
If the baboon could see his own behind, he would laugh too. From quarrelling hippopotamuses in Buganda to drinking tea with a fork in India, the proverbs in this book span the world. With striped squirrels, frowning frogs and bewildered baboons, Proverbs From Far and Wide is a wonderful collection of proverbs compiled and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the prize-winning children's book, The Gruffalo. These witty sayings will make you stop to think and laugh out loud.
The weaving of fabulous worlds, with words and with fabrics, has occupied humans from all countries and cultures for thousands of years. This collection brings you the best of these yarns, spun through the ages by communities near and far.
Students, faculty and administrators respond candidly to dozens of questions that every school participant and observer wants to ask about the issues singular to the multi-cultural student on the secondary school campus. The book is divided into three major sections: entering school, settling in, and leaving school. Chapters are written both by students and the adults who teach and counsel them. This book addresses key questions faced by the multi-cultural student in an informative and provocative manner.
35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime. In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, R40. For the band and their fans, R40 was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, itÍs an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off. This third volume in PeartÍs illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in QuebecÍs Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers. Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, Far and Wide is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road „ and a remarkable life.
This book endeavours to introduce children to the world of adventure, mythology and fables. Seven to ten year olds will enjoy the excitement and subtle humour of these wide ranging, simply-written tales.
In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.
The Author truly believes that the dog is God's most perfect creation, and it shows by the unconditional love dog shows for man. This trait is not shown by any other creature and only shown in the relationship dog has with man, and is a gift from God to man. God is the only other that shows this unconditional love towards man, so the Author feels the dog is very special in God's eyes, even the name "Dog" is a reflection of the name "God". This book will touch on all your emotions, happiness, sadness, anger and in the final chapter this Author's vision of why dogs go to heaven, you will feel the unconditional love given to man only from God and Dog. We all have heard the Gospel stories of Jesus, but the Author tastefully injected a loving companion dog into some of these beautiful stories. He knew some might take offense with him messing with the Gospels, but he is a man of great faith as well as a dog parent, and he takes great pain in writing this book so as to not change the Gospel's real meaning. The best way to see if this book is for you is to hit the look inside button, and you will be able to read the full chapter before you buy. There are a few purely fictional chapters that were added, but they are respectfully written and take nothing from the scriptures.
Includes a description of each pub, a location map, and a list of beers found along with the date of the author's visit. This guide also contains colour photographs, contact details, articles related to real ale and football and comments from the regulars of the pub, and a cultural guide to each town.