CROSSING CANADA by Lilian Holmes Strack
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An excellent account of a trip from Seattle to Halifax, which will give all ages a better picture of Canada than the majority of adult books on the subject. By boat, by motor, by bus, by train, a mother and two children from California learn to know intimately our nearest neighbor. Victoria, Vancouver and the water ways; across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, the Gaspe, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia -- and each province becomes an entity, with its characteristic geography, its means of livelihood, its cities and countryside, its mountains and lakes and woods and streams. One gets a sense of the people and the characteristics of each unit, one learns something of their history, and one has -- at the end -- a fuller picture of Canada than any geography could give it. Particularly good for young readers living across the border in the U. S.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1940
Publisher: Harper