L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet

L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet

Linda Aksomitis (author), Lorna Bennett (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307163

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Why is Saskatoon called the "Bridge City"? Who were the first inhabitants of Saskatchewan? Where can you find rare plants such as the Prickly Pear Cactus and the Gumbo Evening Primrose? Discover the answers to these questions, along with other facts, in L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet. Readers young and old can visit the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, study the rare flora and fauna of the Cypress Hills Forest Reserve, enjoy the music at the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, or sample the delights of the Qu'Appelle Valley. From the healing waters of Little Manitou Lake to the otherworldly spectacle of the Northern Lights, everyone will enjoy this alphabetical journey that showcases the riches of Saskatchewan. Linda Aksomitis's young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist for best children's book in the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Awards. L is for Land of Living Skies is her first picture book. Currently she lives in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. She travels frequently, giving author talks and lectures and researching future projects. Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts programs. In addition to L is for Land of Living Skies, she also illustrated C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet and M is for Mountie: An RCMP Alphabet. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Reading Level
Lexile
1029L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
X
ATOS
7.0
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Geography History People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 6-8
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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