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  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781101918968
  • Imprint: Tundra Books
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $15.99

A Northern Alphabet




Available now in board book format for the first time, A Northern Alphabet is an early introduction to the letters by way of all things northern: the landscape, the people, and the flora and fauna. From A for anorak and B for bear to Q for quilt and Z for zinc mine, in these pages, children everywhere can experience the color and beauty of northern life. Each letter is accompanied by simple text naming a few of the objects, animals and people depicted in each spectacular painting.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781101918968
  • Imprint: Tundra Books
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $15.99

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Praise for A Northern Alphabet

“PRAISE FOR A Northern Alphabet: "Every child needs at least one alphabet book and none is more beautiful.... From A to Z, Harrison creates an enduring work of art." --Toronto Star "[A] sophisticated alphabet book...." --Canadian Children's Book News "It is definitely a 'keeper' in my library. Highly Recommended." --CM Magazine "This takes you through the alphabet with alliteration, with all sorts of references to objects and habitat and animals in the North. It's absolutely a beautiful book. It's a real Canadian keepsake..." --CTV British Columbia "By the time children outgrow this book, they will know much more about the world than the alphabet." --Maclean's "A gorgeously illustrated book that works.... Although uniquely original, the paintings somehow remind me of both Emily Carr and William Kurelek at the same time.... A bright, beautiful, and imaginative addition to the growing collection of peculiarly Canadian alphabet books." --Canadian Materials    •  Included in Resource Links' "The Year's Best", 2009”


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