NOVA SCOTIA by Alexa Thompson

NOVA SCOTIA

Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The breezy approach of this title in the Hello Canada series as well as its autograph-album size makes getting acquainted with the neighbors to the north painless. ``Hi! My name is Barkley. . . . I will be helping you make sense of . . . maps and charts,'' says a cartoon-style Scotsman on the first page. Thompson writes in a solidly factual manner--so solidly factual, in fact, that without Barkley, some inventive graphics, and a large number of historical reproductions and full-color photographs, readers might find themselves on information-overload. This is an inviting, broad introduction to the land of the Bluenosers (so-called for the Bay of Fundy fishermen's wintertime noses), Evangeline, and Glooscap, who according to Micmac legend created this region. (maps, statistics, chronology, charts, glossary, index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1995
ISBN: 0-8225-2759-6
Page count: 76pp
Publisher: Lerner
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1995




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