Our Song: the Story of O Canada

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Scholastic Canada, Limited, Apr 25, 2017 - National songs - 24 pages
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Celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada with a closer look at its majestic anthem!

A new generation of young readers will experience the 100-year evolution of the Canadian national anthem, from its composition in 1880 to the moment it was proclaimed the national anthem in 1980.

Line by line, in both official languages, and accompanied by sheet music, "O Canada" is brought to life by beautiful collage illustrations.

A fun and lively way to learn about our country's interesting history and the song that makes us "true north strong and free"!

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About the author (2017)

PETER KUITENBROUWER is an award-winning reporter who has lived and worked in Canada, the United States and Mexico. A journalist for the National Post since 1997, Peter lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife, Mimi, and their children, Tallulah and Frits.

Author and illustrator ASHLEY SPIRES is the creator of the Binky the Space Cat series of junior graphic novels, which have earned her numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Express and the Hackmatack. Her picture books, including Larf, Small Saul and The Most Magnificent Thing, are known for providing readers, young and old, with a good laugh. Ashley lives in Ladner, BC and when not drawing, she is often jogging with her dog Gordon or wrangling her three cats, Penny, Fran and Gracie. Visit her online at www.ashleyspires.com.

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