Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

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This portrayal of early efforts to explore Canada's Northwest Passage presents Rogers' 1981 song in combination with color illustrations, historical commentary and a gallery of explorers.
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781554981533
1554981530
Branch Call Number: j 811.54 R729n 2013 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 52 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, music ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: James, Matt 1973-

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Two mythologies twine together in this gloriously illustrated picture book. One stream of text tells the story in song of Franklin and the men who searched for a Northwest passage in 1847; the other honors the songwriter, the great Stan Rogers, a Canadian musician of enormous stature who is still... Read More »

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multcolib_alisonk Jun 19, 2014

I like how this picture book works on so many levels. Follow the lyrics at the top of each page to learn about the ill-fated Franklin and his crew who, in 1845, tried to find a Northwest Passage through the Arctic to Asia. If you want to know more, read the detailed history on each page. Matt Jam... Read More »


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multcolib_alisonk Jun 19, 2014

I like how this picture book works on so many levels. Follow the lyrics at the top of each page to learn about the ill-fated Franklin and his crew who, in 1845, tried to find a Northwest Passage through the Arctic to Asia. If you want to know more, read the detailed history on each page. Matt James provides gorgeous illustrations that depict Stan Rogers and his dog in his VW van, contemplating Franklin's voyage while making his own cross-country jouney. And of course, those of you who know it can sing along.
https://multcolib.org/blog/20140306/northwest-passage-stan-rogers-and-power-song

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