I is for Island: A Prince Edward Island Alphabet

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Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canda, Prince Edward Island measures only 5,660 sq.km. But what this island province lacks in size, it more than makes up for in abundant natural beauty, as well the scope of its influence on Candian history. Combing poetry with informational text, PEI Poet Laureate Hugh MacDonald pays homage to the province's natural splendors and proud history. Readers young and old can visit the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, stroll the streets of historic Charlottetown, or paddle a kayak down the island's nearly 100 named rivers.



  • Dewey: 971.7
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585363674): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2012, 05/01/2012
  • PDF (9781410310125): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2012, 06/25/2012
  • Hosted ebook (9781627535540): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Language Arts
  • Series: Discover Canada Province by Province


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
  • ATOS Reading Level: 7.3
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 156467
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects


  • Lillian Shepherd Award Shortlist for Excellence in Illustration, Short-listed, 2013


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Author: Hugh MacDonald

Poet, editor, and novelist Hugh MacDonald is a former poet laureate for Prince Edward Island. He is perhaps best known to Islanders as the PEI representative for Random Acts of Poetry, which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada. A retired teacher, Mr. MacDonald is a full-time writer. His children’s books include Crosby and Me and Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, which won the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award. In 2004 he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island.

Illustrator: Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones grew up on Prince Edward Island, and then moved to Montreal in her early 20s, beginning a career in film animation. For 20 years she worked for private studios, doing color design, backgrounds, and art direction for many animated television series. Her parallel career as an illustrator began in the ’80s after her daughter was born. She has now published more than a dozen books, including Skunks for Breakfast, which won the Lillian Shepherd Award for illustration.