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A Number of Things: Stories About Canada Told Through 50 Objects

Author: McKowen, Scott (Ilt)
Urquhart, Jane

Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher


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A Number of Things: Stories About Canada Told Through 50 Objects : From one of our nation's most beloved and iconic authors comes a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada. Jane Urquhart chooses 50 Canadian objects and weaves a rich and surprising narrative that speaks to our collective experience as a nation.<br /><br />Each object is beautifully illustrated by the noted artist Scott McKowen, with Jane Urquhart conjuring and distilling meaning and magic from these unexpected facets of our history.<br /><br />The fifty artifacts range from a Nobel Peace Prize medal, a literary cherry tree, a royal cowcatcher, a Beothuk legging, a famous skull and an iconic artist's shoe, as well as an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor and a hanging rope, among an array of unexpected and intriguing objects.<br /><br />Bringing the curiosity of the novelist and the eloquence of the poet to her task, Jane Urquhart composes a symphonic memory bank with objects that resonate with symbolic significance. In this compelling portrait of a completely original country called Canada, a master novelist has given all of us a national birthday bouquet like no other.

Category   Subject
History & Geography   Canada

ISBN 13:9781443432061
ISBN 10:1443432067
Size:9.35" l x 6.26" w x 0.99" h
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