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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New France - book by Grace Morrison

After a few years of requests for copies to replace the tattered and much used hardcovers of the first printing, New France has been resurrected in a more accessible and more affordable perfect bound edition.

New France is an excellent resource book comprising detailed pictorial diaries of six important people of the time:

Étienne Brûlé (explorer, interpreter),
Gabriel Lalemant (Jesuit missionary),
Marguerite Bourgeoys (educator),
Jean-Baptiste Talon (intendant),
Magdelaine de Verchères (heroine),
Angélique Leblanc (Acadian).

The book forms a microcosm of the era integrating History, Geography, French, Music and Art.

For the student there is much of interest and enlightenment. New France contains a wealth of coloured pictures of historical figures and artifacts, playable song manuscripts and documents of the time - a compilation of visual aids from across two continents that captures the look and feel of the era.

For the educator there are complete ready-to-go sets of activities, written, oral, and creative, based on each individual unit or theme. A bibliography and detailed index complete the work.

Author Grace Morrison has an M.A. in French and Italian from the University of Glasgow. She is an educator of 20 years experience in teaching, administration and curriculum creation. As an actor and violinist she presents artistic, educational performances in English and French which comprise Canadian history, music and theatre. Interaction with students, be it in schools, libraries, or universities, is a hallmark of her presentations.

The educational book is currently available in paperback format for $45 from and  Createspace or for $40 directly from the author (within the Toronto region), as well as in $10 eBook format from Googlebook.

-elaine morrison-

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