Ode to Newfoundland

Ode to Newfoundland

Book - 2003
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Winner of the Lillian Shepherd Award for excellence in illustration of a children's book set in Atlantic Canada

Winner of the Lila Stirling Award by the Canadian Author's Association, Nova Scotia. The Lila Stirling Award honors a great book by a Nova Scotia author for children under the age of ten.


You don't have to come from Newfoundland to appreciate it as a unique and wonderful place -- the first land to see the break of day in North America. The sentiments in Ode to Newfoundland reflect the peoples' relationship with the sea, the weather, and the rugged terrain. Written by Sir Cavendish Boyle, governor of Newfoundland from 1901 to 1904, and set to music composed by Sir C. Hubert H. Parry, Ode to Newfoundland is a tribute to a small land with an enormous heart.

In this new book, Newfoundland-born Geoff Butler has set this well-loved anthem to joyous paintings, and provides readers with intriguing facts about the province: did you know, for example, that according to the Flat Earth Society, Brimstone Head on Fogo Island, is one of the four corners of the earth?

With the Ode's full text and music, and with extensive notes about Newfoundland, this informative book is one to treasure by everyone who has been touched by the magic of The Rock.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780887766312
0887766315
Branch Call Number: J 971 .8 BUT
Characteristics: 32 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Boyle, Cavendish Sir,1849-1916

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beckz Mar 28, 2008

Growing up in Newfoundland, it was great to have this to 'sing' the anthem with my daughter as she grew up so she was familiar with it. Great illustrations and although the book only covers the first verse, all verses and music is included in the back to carry on with all the verses!

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seaspirit
Nov 13, 2007

Newfoundland's Ode is presented along with colourful paintings of a Newfoundland rarely seen today. Outport life, Mummers and traditions are depicted. An interpretation of the meaning behind the pictures is presented at the back. Most relevant to those with a Newfoundland background or those who have visited.

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beckz thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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