M is for Mountie: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alphabet
by Polly Horvath
From the pageantry of the Musical Ride to the movie-good looks of the fictional Dudley Do-Right, the image of the handsome and stalwart Mountie has long been part of popular North American culture. But there's more to being a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police than wearing a red coat. It's an important career law enforcement and public service. In M is for Mountie: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alphabet, award-winning author Polly Horvath explains the proud traditions and important work of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Where do cadets go for training? Who is William Dempster and why is there a highway named after him? And what the reason for the red coat? After reading M is for Mountie, readers will have a better understanding of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing mission of Royal Canadian Mounted Police organization.Author Polly Horvath's numerous books for children include the National Book Award-winning The Canning Season and Newbery Honor book Everything on a Waffle. Her books have received many honors and awards in the United States and Canada, including two Boston Globe Horn Book Award honors. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia. Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan Community College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts programs. She has worked as a ski instructor, designer, writer, illustrator, and animator. In addition to M is for Mountie, she also illustrated C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
- Dewey: 363.28
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362677): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 08/01/2008
- PDF (9781627531498): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627533782): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.9
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 127280
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / General (JNF038040)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
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Author: Polly Horvath
Polly Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and moved to Canada when she went to college in Toronto. She has written numerous books for children including the National Book Award-winning The Canning Season and Newbery Honor book, Everything on a Waffle. Her books have received many honors and awards in the United States and Canada including two Boston Globe Horn Book Award honors, Parent Choice Awards, National Book Finalist for The Trolls, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year, ALA Notable Books, Sheila Egoff Award and many others. M is for Mountie is her first book with Sleeping Bear Press. She lives with her family in Metchosin, British Columbia.
Illustrator: Lorna Bennett
Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan Community College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts program. She has worked as a ski instructor, designer, writer, illustrator and animator. Her previous children's picture books include Sandwiches for Duke and Dot to Dot in the Sky. Lorna has toured with the Young Alberta Book Society's Chrysalis Festival, teaching art in elementary schools. She makes her home in Edmonton, Alberta.