A Prairie Alphabet

By Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet; Yvette Moore (Illustrator)
(Tundra Books, Paperback, 9780887769375, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

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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 a remarkable tour - from the grain elevators that are an integral part of the landscape, to oil rigs that pop up like "grasshoppers," to fairs and rodeos, to auctions, barns, combines, and dugouts.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After receiving a degree in nursing, she married and moved to a farm outside of Weyburn, where she raised wheat, cattle, horses, chickens, and four sons. Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet is the author of several children’ s books, including "A Prairie Alphabet" (also illustrated by Yvette Moore).
Yvette Moore is one of the Prairies’ s most popular artists. Born in Radville, Saskatchewan, she worked in Regina and now makes her home in Moose Jaw, where she has established the Yvette Moore Gallery. Her paintings and prints are exhibited in many Western art galleries and private collections around the world. Yvette Moore, the mother of four children, has illustrated several books, including "A Prairie Alphabet."

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