PB - L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet (by Linda Aksomitis)
29 x 24 cm (11.4 x 9.4 in)
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.
Excerpt from a 4 star review from CM Magazine: When I received this book, I immediately read L is for Land of Living Skies straight through for topical humorous rhyming quatrains by Linda Aksomitis and vibrant action-filled illustrations by Lorna Bennett. The second time I read it, it was for the sidebars. My love of knowledge drew me into the book and kept me thoroughly engaged. Very young children who can't yet read will enjoy Bennet's paintings. A parent, teacher, or librarian can read this book aloud to a child or group, providing the inflection needed to breathe life into Aksomitis' poetry. Older children will enjoy the fact sheet at the back of the book using comprehension skills for one quiz and a simple Where's Waldo-style game to find Saskatchewan birds.