The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Diane Silvey
John Mantha

Canada's Aboriginal peoples have shaped this country in countless ways. Their story is central to the nation's identity — indeed, the word “Canada” is derived from the Huron-Haudenosaunee word “kanata,” which means “our village.” This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series is a balanced, in-depth look at the cultures, struggles and triumphs of Canada's first peoples.

Exhaustively researched and reviewed by specialists in the field, this groundbreaking book is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. The detailed illustrations based on museum artifacts, written records of long ago and contemporary scholarship help bring the traditional ways to life for young readers.

978-1-55453-930-7 | Sep 1, 2012
List Price: USD $14.95, CAD $14.95

Awards & Reviews

“Silvey's text is lively and easily navigated and is complemented by excellent and judiciously placed maps and illustrations of aboriginal life in all its variety and manifestations.”
— The Globe and Mail, September 2005
“... this is a must-have title for school, public, and home libraries. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in our country's history and the impact of that history on native lives today. Hats off to Kids Can Press for publishing this important book.”
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review, August 2005
2006 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize, Short-listed

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