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Canada Wild: Animals Found Nowhere Else on Earth


A full-colour illustrated guide to Canada’s endemic species for young readers.

Canada is home to over 308 endemic species of plants and animals — meaning they’re found nowhere else on Earth. In Canada Wild, award-winning author Maria Birmingham introduces young readers to twelve uniquely Canadian animals — many of which are threatened or endangered. Like the Sable Island sweat bee, which lives on a single sandbar three hundred kilometres off the coast of Nova Scotia; the Kermode bear, the rare white black bear also known as the “Spirit Bear”, which calls the coastal rainforests of northwestern BC home; and the Peary caribou, which can be found clomping through the Arctic tundra of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Profiles of each animal showcase their habitat, diet, and status, while sidebars highlight fascinating facts about each animal, and a How’s It Doing section explains where it falls on the endangerment spectrum. Informative backmatter gives young readers practical advice on conservation and combating climate change, while colour illustrations throughout — including a map of Canada, showing the animals’ habitats — offer whimsical yet scientifically accurate depictions.

Paperback. 56 pages. 22.75 x 15.25 cm. Ages 8 – 11.

Canada Wild: Animals Found Nowhere Else On Earth

Author Maria Birmingham has worked in the children's publishing industry for over 25 years.

Alex MacAskill is a Halifax-based designer and illustrator. He often works under the moniker of his studio: Midnight Oil Print & Design House.

Published by: Nimbus Publishing Limited.