City Sounds by Craig McFarland Brown

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Enumerates the many different sounds a visitor might hear in the city, including the honking of trucks, the sound of a jackhammer, and the bonging of a big clock.
 

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Craig Brown is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toronto and author of several major works in Canadian history, including Robert Laird Borden, A Biography. He is past President of the Canadian Historical Association, and President of the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada. The six scholars who contributed to The Illustrated History of Canada are: Ramsay Cook is a Professor Emeritus of History at York University. He is the author of several books and is one of Canada's best known historians. Christopher Moore is a Toronto writer whose works include the award-winning "Louisbourg Portraits, 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal," the children's history "The Story of Canada," and the best-selling photo history, "Canada: Our Century," Desmond Morton writes political, military, and industrial relations history. He is the author of many books including "A Short History of Canada" and "When Your Number's Up: Canadian Soldiers and the First World War," Arthur Ray is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of several books including "Indians and the Fur Trade," Peter Waite is Professor Emeritus of History at Dalhousie University. He is the author of many books including "The Man From Halifax," Graeme Wynn is a Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of "Timber Colony" and a contributor to historical and geographical journals and "The Historical Atlas of Canada,
 
Published August 1, 1992 by Greenwillow. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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When Farmer Brown visits the city, he hears all kinds of mechanical noises--toots, whistles, sirens, jackhammers, different wheels--all amusingly spelled out for readers and listeners to imitate and illustrated in Brown's gentle, idiosyncratic style, employing a soft, rich wash of artfully muted ...

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This energetic read-aloud features a day-tripping farmer who, on a jaunt to the city, encounters a symphony of sounds--from tugboat horns and train whistles to sirens and jackhammers, and finally the ``peep peep peep'' of the baby chicks that are waiting for him at the post office.

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