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Canadian Songs in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: September 15, 2013

A collection of uniquely Canadian songs has been gathering in this blog and it’s time to put them in one place.

Here’s what I’ve found so far:

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canadian folk songs for the young Cass-Beggs
Canadian Folk Songs for the Young
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Barbara Cass-Beggs
Illustrated by Debi Perna
ISBN 978-0888942661
ISBN 978-0888948472

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canadian railroad trilogy
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Words and Music by Gordon Lightfoot
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Frances Tyrrell

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Huraon Carol Wallace
The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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The Mummer’s Song
Words and Music by Bud Davidge
Illustrated by Ian Wallace
This book comes with a CD with Bud Davidge singing his song.

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northwest passage
Northwest Passage
Song Words and Music by Stan Rogers
Text by Matt James
Illustrated by Matt James

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our song the story of o canada
Our Song, the Story of O Canada: the Canadian National Anthem
Book by Peter Kuitenbrouwer
Illustrated by Ashley Spiers

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sally go round the sun fowke
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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Addendum, 10/1/2013

A good portion of E. B. White’s children’s masterpiece THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN takes place in Canada and it is where Louis the Swan (who learns to play the trumpet) is born.  This book is brimming with music.

Full post about TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/trumpet-of-the-swan-a-classic-childrens-book-with-illustrations-and-music/

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The Trumpet of the Swan
Lyrics and Tunes by Various Artists
Book by E. B. White
Illustrated by Edward Frascino
ISBN: 0-439-83103-2

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In E.B. White’s children’s masterpiece THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, a sparrow sings “My Sweet Canada, Canada, Canada”

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A list of Picture Books that take place in Canada:
http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/new_to_canada/2012/07/discover-canada-in-childrens-picture-books.html

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Related Posts

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CANADIAN SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/canadian-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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