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Pearls & pebbles

Author: Catherine Parr Traill; Elizabeth Helen Thompson
Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr Traill. Published in 1894, Pearls & Pebbles is an unusual book with a lasting charm, in which the author's broad focus ranges from the Canadian natural environment to early settlement of Upper Canada. Through Traill's eyes, we see the life of the pioneer woman, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Traill, Catherine Parr, 1802-1899.
Pearls & pebbles.
Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©1999
(DLC) 2001431403
(OCoLC)42049562
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Parr Traill; Elizabeth Helen Thompson
ISBN: 9781554882656 1554882656 9781459718364 1459718364
OCLC Number: 287672390
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CONTENTS; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; PREFACE; PLEASANT DAYS OF MY CHILDHOOD; SUNSET AND SUNRISE ON LAKE ONTARIO: A REMINISCENCE; MEMORIES OF A MAY MORNING; ANOTHER MAY MORNING; MORE ABOUT MY FEATHERED FRIENDS; THE ENGLISH SPARROW: A DEFENSE; NOTES FROM MY OLD DIARY; THE SPIDER; PROSPECTING, AND WHAT I FOUND IN MY DIGGING; THE ROBIN AND THE MIRROR; IN THE CANADIAN WOODS; THE FIRST DEATH IN THE CLEARING; ALONE IN THE FOREST; ON THE ISLAND OF MINNEWAWA; THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST; THOUGHTS ON VEGETABLE INSTINCT; SOME CURIOUS PLANTS; SOME VARIETIES OF POLLEN; THE CRANBERRY MARSH.
Other Titles: Pearls and pebbles
Responsibility: Catharine Parr Traill ; edited by Elizabeth Thompson.

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How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr Traill. Published in 1894, Pearls & Pebbles is an unusual book with a lasting charm, in which the author's broad focus ranges from the Canadian natural environment to early settlement of Upper Canada. Through Traill's eyes, we see the life of the pioneer woman, the disappearance of the forest, and the corresponding changes in the life of the Native Canadians who have inhabited that forest. Editor Elizabeth Thompson reminds us of the significance of the w.

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