The Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards today! The Governor General’s celebrate the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators, and translators. The English and French awards are in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
Tundra is happy to announce that From Then to Now by Christopher Moore is a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards in Children’s Text.
“Capably told and uniquely illustrated, From Then to Now explains how imaginative human cultures have produced an intellectually and socially dynamic world…. Far from a history of conquerors, this exceptional history of humanity is a breath of fresh air” – School Library Journal
“Moore does an admirable job not only getting so much history in, but displaying how it can be cyclical, a constant succession of societies rising and falling. That premise will prompt much discussion among curious young minds.” – Quill & Quire
“…this picture of our last 50,000 years covers well-scouted ground….” – Booklist
“…this book offers a wonderful read that has a uniquely Canadian perspective scattered throughout…. Moore skillfully weaves his information with locations throughout the globe…. Moore takes a huge amount of information and distills it into a cohesive read… a useful addition as both a reference source and a thoughtful read for those interested in social history.” – Resource Links
“In this ambitious work, Moore … sets out to tell the story of humanity…. Moore does a marvelous job in telling the story of civilization in diverse parts of the world…. Highly recommended.” – CM Magazine
“…in fewer than 200 pages, Moore takes on the history of the whole world with wonderful resorts…. A polished storyteller, Moore communicates simply, adding drama and laughter as he relates human actions and interactions from around the globe…. Andrej Krystoforski has created bright watercolours to begin each chapter…. From the first to the last page, the words invite solid readers to explore From Then to Now: A Short History of the World and enjoy a story told in a timeless fashion.” – Canadian Children’s Book News