From the Top of a Grain Elevator Teachers’ Guide


The Teacher’s guide to accompany From the Top of a Grain Elevator by Barbara Nickel.

Short-listed for the 1999 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

Award-winning poet and playwright Barbara Nickel returns to her Prairie roots in a beautiful collection of seasonal poems that chart, with a bird’s-eye view of the western landscape, nature’s glorious playground. Nickel’s experimental verses are perfectly complimented by Kathy Thiessen’s black-and-white etchings, making this ideal for any young Canadian – Prairie-dweller, would-be poet, or otherwise.

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