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The Most Unique Features

What are the most unique features of the community?

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Title: If You’re Not from the Prairie
Description: In this richly illustrated poem, a young boy and his dog play through every season on farmlands, prairie fields and country roads. He and his friends have a snowball fight in front of a large country house and board the school bus in a winter blizzard. The child walks in a creek bed in solitude and down the road beside his dad. The book affectionately shows farm life on flatland, wherever the land is.
Author/Editor: Bouchard, David
Published by: Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books & SummerWild Productions, 1993


Title: A Prairie Alphabet
Description: This alphabet book recreates the rhythms of day-to-day rural life on the Canadian prairies. Twenty-six paintings reveal children, adults and animals working and playing, and observing the natural beauty of their rural homeland. On each page, a single sentence, consisting of words that begin with the featured letter, describes a scenario.
Author/Editor: Bannatyne-Cugnet, Jo
Published by: Westmount, QC: Tundra Books, 1992


Title: C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet
Description: In this book, each letter is represented via a four-line poem, and then the content of that poem is expanded upon in one or more paragraphs of sidebar expository text. As the book's subtitle, An Alberta Alphabet, indicates, the volume's text and illustrations focus on the province of Alberta, including aspects of Alberta’s history, the province’s animals, places and events.
Author/Editor: Welykochy, Dawn
Published by: Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2004


Title: The Important Book
Description: The important thing about The Important Book is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed.
Author/Editor: Brown, Margaret Wise
Published by: New York, NY: Harper, 1949



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