Richard W. Daitch.
Grades 4 - 8 / Ages 9 - 13.
Here is a readable and enjoyable book about that part of Canada which is "North of 60."
In just 72 pages Hancock presents important and useful information about the land, the history, the economy and the people of this region. There are several maps which clearly indicate the placement of the Northwest Territories and show the major towns. There are many colour photographs which brilliantly portray life on the land. By the use of drawings and old black and white photographs we catch a glimpse of the history of the area.
There is a section on "Famous people from the Northwest Territories" which includes Georges Erasmus and the artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Pitseolak Ashoona. Included in the book is a section of Fast Facts, a Timeline and a small pronunciation guide for words found in the book. The glossary and index provide valuable assistance for the young researcher.
Northwest Territories includes all the area currently marked on maps under that name. There is a mention on page 38 of the separation in 1999 of the eastern area which will be called Nunavut, and is the subject of another book in this series.
The author's biography tells us that Daitch has lived in Canada since the ealy 1970s and now lives in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories with his wife and two daughters.
Brian Rountree is the teacher-librarian at Eastwood Elementary School in Thompson, Manitoba. He is the Archivist for the Manitoba School Library Association.
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