L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet
by Linda Aksomitis
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. Linda Aksomitis's young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist for best children's book in the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Awards. L is for Land of Living Skies is her first picture book. Currently she lives in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. She travels frequently, giving author talks and lectures and researching future projects. Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts programs. In addition to L is for Land of Living Skies, she also illustrated C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet and M is for Mountie: An RCMP Alphabet. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
- Dewey: 971.24
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585364909): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 11/12/2010
- PDF (9781410307163): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 11/12/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627534499): 32 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Series: Discover Canada Province by Province
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 7.0
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 142730
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian (JNF038120)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- High Plains Book Awards Finalist: Art & Photography Category, Runner-up
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Author: Linda Aksomitis
Linda Aksomitis's children's novel, Longhorns and Outlaws, was a winner in the 2008 ForeWord magazine awards. L is for Land of Living Skies is her first picture book. Currently she lives in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. She travels frequently, giving author talks and lectures, and researching future projects.
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.