Let's Call It Canada

Let's Call It Canada

Amazing Stories of Canadian Place Names

Book - 2003
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Explains the origins of notable and unusual geographical names in Canada, including terms commemorating animals, ships, physical features, the various peoples who live in Canada, famous individuals, and even names given in error.

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Where in the world is Punkeydoodles? How about Burpee? Or Tom Longboat Corners?

Canada is home to many places with wild, wacky and witty names -- come explore them in Let's Call It Canada. Journey from coast to coast to coast with award-winning author Susan Hughes as she discovers the best stories behind Canadian place names, and illuminates Canada's incredible diversity.

Young readers will meet some of Canada's earliest settlers, its bravest heroes, its most cherished leaders, and its most dangerous renegades. They'll learn about place names that come from Native myths, local legends, Black history, and spooky ghost stories.

Let's Call It Canada is a delightful look at the places, people and events that have made Canada what it is.

Themes include:- Kanata: Names from the First Peoples- Not from Around Here: Named After Famous Non-Canadians- Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My: Birds and Animals That Lend Their Names- A Little Bit of Home: Names from the Early Settlers- It Happened Here: Places Named for Significant Events- Boo!: Ghostly Names with Spooky Beginnings - It's Called What?: Misnamings and Just Plain Wacky Names

Delightfully different yet intrinsically connected, each unique book in the Wow Canada! series celebrates a part of Canada's story in its own way. Together they weave a rich tale, as diverse and exciting as the country itself.


The book traces the place names of Canada in order to look the places, peoples and events that made the country what it is. Place names highlight the incredible diversity of the country, and some are plain wacky, too.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2003
ISBN: 9781894379502
1894379500
9781894379496
1894379497
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Dobson, Clive 1949-

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