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  • Auteur:
    Budd, Robert, Vickers, Roy Henry
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    The Skeena, second longest river in the province, remains an icon of British Columbia's northwest. Called Xsien ("water of the clouds") by the Tsimshian and Gitksan, it has always played a vital role in the lives of Indigenous people of the region. Since the 1800s, it has also become home to gold seekers, traders, salmon fishers and other settlers who were drawn by the area's beauty and abundant natural resources. Voices from the Skeena will take readers on a journey inspired directly by the people who lived there. Combining forty illustrations with text selected from the pioneer interviews CBC radio producer Imbert Orchard recorded in the 1960s, the book follows the arrival of the Europeans and the introduction of the fur trade to the Omineca gold rush and the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Open the pages to meet Robert Cunningham, an Anglican missionary who would later become the founder of the thriving Port Essington. Here too is a man called Cataline, a packer for whom no settlement was too remote to reach, and the indominable Sarah Glassey, the first woman to pre-empt land in British Columbia. At the heart of these stories is the river, weaving together a narrative of a people and their culture. Pairing the stories with Roy Henry Vickers's vibrant art creates a unique and captivating portrait of British Columbia that will appeal to art lovers and history readers alike.

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    Wall, Kathleen, 1950-, Geminder, Veronica
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    Visible Cities prompts readers to reconsider their relationship to the landscapes of cities. Poems explore streets in cities all over the world, while the photographs find beauty in back lanes, observe people taking their coffee breaks, capture people playing with a work of public art or pulling a ladder onto the roof of a downtown building. The language of the poems creates a poetic style that expresses the challenges and joys of living in cities. The photographs come from all over the world--Regina, Saskatoon, Chicago, New York, Paris, and Venice.

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    Varro, Joe, Kerr, Don
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    Tracks: The Art and Times of Switchman Joe, by Joe Varro celebrates Joe Varro's railway paintings, his bunkhouse sketches in pencil, prints, personal photographs, watercolors and paintings in oil and acrylic. This book is also a social history and features Joe's narrative, a unique time when steam locomotion was on the way out and diesel was coming in. Don Kerr, poet and author of several art books will provide a critical essay on Joe Varro's artistic journey.

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    Connolly, MarcyKate, Haring, Dan
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    Neil Gaiman meets How to Train Your Dragon in this beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy, his trusted dog, and his best friend, as they race to save the stars before their light is extinguished for good. When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn't survive under such a threat. So they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of stars to keep evil away. Now, eleven-year-old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the small town of Drenn. There, the family watches the night sky for falling stars-and rushes to rescue them when they do. When too many stars start falling at once, and disappearing before they can be saved, Kyro's father journeys to report the threat. But when he doesn't return, Kyro, with the help of his best friend, Andra, and his trusty dog, Cypher, must find a way to save the stars before the dark creatures make a terrifying return.

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    McAllister, Ian
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    Along the coast between Vancouver Island and Alaska lies 250 miles of forested island and inlets. Ian and Karen McAllister spent seven years photographing and mapping this forgotten wild ecosystem. Their informative text and remarkable photographs (including some of the most extraordinary images of wild bears ever published) present a complete picture of this unique area. 150 color photos.

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    Wagg, Len
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    A photography book from award-winning author Len Wagg featuring 100 colour photos paired with narrative from dozens of Nova Scotians, telling their Covid-19 survival stories.

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    Baudemont, David
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    Est-il aisé de se fondre à la Prairie? À priori, cela paraît simple, car les reliefs y sont modérés : quelques modestes buttes, des vallons aux pentes douces, pas de sommets olympiens à gravir. Dans ce sens, la plaine est par nature accessible à tous. Mais dans les deux autres dimensions, c'est une autre histoire! Faites bien attention à la portée de votre regard, car il n'y a pas grand-chose pour l'arrêter! Chacune peut faire de ce grand pays un espace à dimension variable.

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    Thomas, Rebecca
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    I'm finding my talk And it may take some time, But I'm learning to speak In a language that's mine. A response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi'kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas. A second-generation residential school survivor, Thomas writes this response poem openly and honestly, reflecting on the process of working through the destructive effects of colonialism. From sewing regalia to dancing at powow to learning traditional language, I'm Finding My Talk is about rediscovering her community, and finding culture. Features stunning, vibrant illustrations by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young.

  • Auteur:
    Prefontaine, Darren R
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    Gabriel Dumont is an iconic figure in Métis and Canadian history. In the popular imagination, he is well known for leading the Métis forces during the 1885 Resistance, and for being a renowned bison hunt leader, a Wild West show performer, and a husband to his beloved Madeleine. But outside of printed history and a fragmented oral history what do we really know about him? How has he been imagined over time? This book answers these questions by focusing on visual and journalistic representations of Gabriel Dumont through time and space. Compiled together for the first time, these eclectic sources provide poignant vignettes of Gabriel Dumont’s life, which will greatly contribute to our knowledge about him, and will further contribute to his legend.

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    Seesequasis, Paul
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    A revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs - a gorgeous extension of Paul Seesequasis's popular social media project. The narrative essay for each community focuses on exploration of its history, its families, and its cultural characteristics; including anecdotal stories, profiles of significant individuals, and analysis of how the community adapted to change.

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    Dalgarno, Ken
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    There can be few places in the world where the visual impact of the landscape is as hauntingly captivating as the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains. Encompassing Alberta, Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Montana, these amazing regions contain some of the most surreal and magical terrain you can imagine.

    Renowned photographer and painter Ken Dalgarno first visited Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta "more or less out of curiosity," he writes. "But I was instantly struck by the mystical hoodoos, spires, and other mesmerizing geological wonders. It felt like I was walking amongst a geography of metaphors, or perhaps entering an archives where stories have been exiled."

  • Auteur:
    Machajewski, Sarah
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    Take a step back in time and enter the world of Ancient Greece, the birthplace of western civilization. Today’s readers will walk through the streets of Athens and Sparta, learning about their unique culture through the eyes of children who lived there. The text covers food, clothing, housing, religious beliefs, and more. A mix of historical and modern images helps readers visualize this ancient society, while fact boxes supplement the thorough and engaging content. The text contains a glossary and index for reader reference, providing a breadth of information on one of the world’s most formative civilizations.

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