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Tundra author Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet writes novels and picture books. Her first book, A Prairie Alphabet with illustrator Yvette Moore became an instant bestseller and won many awards, including the Mr. Christie Award and was a finalist for several others, including the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. Jo and Yvette also collaborated
on A Prairie Year and Heartland: A Prairie Sampler. A mother of four sons, Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet lives with her family on a cattle and wheat farm in Saskatchewan.  



book cover The Day I Became a Canadian
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Canada; Juvenile Nonfiction - History - Canada; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - New Experience | 978-0-88776-892-7 (0-88776-892-X) | September 2008 | 12.99

On a snowy morning, little Xiao Ling Li and her parents are about to take part in a ceremony — one that will make them Canadian citizens. To record the day for her new brother or sister, she decides to keep a scrapbook to treasure the day.

The Day I Became... [read more]

book cover Heartland
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Yvette Moore

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places; Juvenile Nonfiction - Reference; Juvenile Nonfiction - Travel | 978-0-88776-722-7 (0-88776-722-2) | January 2005 | 12.99

Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet presents a sampler of the Prairies: the patterns of the land and its colors, embroidered with details of life and history, which make up the place she calls home. She describes weather so wild that you can sometimes make a snowman in the summer; the prairie love of the... [read more]

book cover A Prairie Alphabet
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Yvette Moore

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Alphabet; Juvenile Nonfiction - Lifestyles (Farm Life); Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Canada | 978-0-88776-937-5 (0-88776-937-3) | October 2009 | 9.99

When most people think of the prairies, they picture endless flat plains, miles of farms with grain waving in the wind, gentle, undulating hills, and vast cattle ranches. But to the people who live there, particularly the children, the prairies are much more.

A Prairie Alphabet offers the adult and child alike... [read more]

book cover A Prairie Alphabet
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Yvette Moore

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Alphabet; Juvenile Nonfiction - Lifestyles (Farm Life); Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Canada | 978-0-88776-323-6 (0-88776-323-5) | March 1994 | 12.99

When most people think of the prairies, they picture endless flat plains, miles of farms with grain waving in the wind, gentle, undulating hills, and vast cattle ranches. But to the people who live there, particularly the children, the prairies are much more.

A Prairie Alphabet offers the adult and child alike... [read more]

book cover A Prairie Alphabet
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Yvette Moore

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Alphabet; Juvenile Nonfiction - Lifestyles (Farm Life); Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Canada | 978-0-88776-292-5 (0-88776-292-1) | September 1992 | 21.99

When most people think of the prairies, they picture endless flat plains, miles of farms with grain waving in the wind, gentle, undulating hills, and vast cattle ranches. But to the people who live there, particularly the children, the prairies are much more.

A Prairie Alphabet offers the adult and child alike... [read more]

book cover A Prairie Year
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Yvette Moore

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Canada; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Farm Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Family - Parents | 978-0-88776-569-8 (0-88776-569-6) | May 2001 | 11.99

The year begins with hockey, icefishing, and a snowmobile race. Spring brings renewal: the arrival of piglets, baby chicks in the farm kitchen; and outside, the fields are seeded. In summer, there’s a dinosaur park to be visited; a calf is groomed for the fair and wheat tested between grandfather’s fingers... [read more]

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