Myrna Guymer reads Canadian Shield Alphabet

Myrna Guymer at a school reading
Myrna Guymer at a school reading

Myrna Guymer loves to do school readings with her book The Canadian Shield Alphabet. Here she is at a reading in Melville in spring 2011.

Myrna says “The costume is my voyageur shirt and Metis sash. I also wear beaded moccasins. I take samples from nature: birch bark and items made from bark; roots, spruce gum, deer moss, and many different rock samples, core samples, and I often give each child a chunk of rock with sparkles – pyrite – that they think might be gold (they love it).

Canadian Shield Alphabet wins Science Journalism Award

Canadian Science Writers Association award logo
Canadian Science Writers Association award logo

Congratulations to Myrna Guymer, whose book The Canadian Shield Alphabet won the prestigious 2008 Science In Society Journalism Awards in the Children’s Book category.

The award is presented annually by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. Previous winners include Robert Bateman and David Suzuki.


The Canadian Shield Alphabet

A Canadian Shield Alphabet, by Myrna Guymer
A Canadian Shield Alphabet, by Myrna Guymer

Author: Myrna Guymer
Illustrator: RoseMarie Condon
Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, 2008
ISBN 978-1-894431-23-1 (hardcover) $24.95
ISBN 978-1-894431-28-6 (softcover) $14.95

A beautifully illustrated and informative children’s picture book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet is chock full of interesting and little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield–a 4.8 million square mile area (almost half of Canada!)–and the people who live there.

Winner of the 2008 Canadian Science Writers Association Science in Society Journalism Award in the Children’s Book category.

Read a Review in CM Magazine

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