FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Heartland: A Prairie Samp... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This is a very good copy with slight wear and does not include a dust jacket;
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Heartland: A Prairie Sampler Paperback – January 25, 2005

1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$3.98 $0.01

Kids' Travel Specialty Journal
Kids' Travel Specialty Journal
Pages for maps, daily activities, favorite events, cool new sayings and more! Take Kids' Travel Specialty Journal on your next trip- it may turn out to be the best souvenir ever! Learn more | See more
$9.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-7-This stunning picture book looks at various aspects of the prairies that stretch across North America. Descriptions of the land, the climate, the people, the crops, the wildlife, etc., are given in a casual, relaxed manner, with plenty of anecdotes to keep students reading. The author and illustrator both grew up on the Canadian prairies and bring their own personal stories to the narrative. Pronunciations and definitions are given for unfamiliar words, and measurements are given in both metric and U.S. equivalents. The vividly detailed paintings have a photo-real quality. They add immediacy and a touch of poetry to the book. A couple of regional recipes (saskatoon pie and campfire bannock) and crafts directions (straw Star of David) are also included. This lovely title brings the prairies to life for students across North America.
Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Gr. 3-5. Like the sampler quilts referred to in the opening, this book comprises a number of individual parts, each focused on an aspect of life on the North American prairie, such as the land, the climate, the people, agriculture, mining, wildlife, and food. Similarly varied, Moore's striking paintings run the gamut from broad landscape scenes to pictures of cattle and trucks to close-ups of children and animals. Each picture is painted with great attention to detail, often with a hyperrealistic effect, as if its subjects were bathed in bright, white light and seen with the clarity of a new pair of glasses. The text strikes a good balance between history, information, and details of life on the prairies. Readers will learn, for example, that early aerial photographs, still to be found on many farmhouse walls, were taken by barnstormers who took pictures to sell as novelties and pay for their fuel. Though the writer and illustrator, who collaborated on A Prairie Alphabet (1994), hail from Saskatchewan, and their national roots are reflected in the book, both the text and the artwork will resonate with Americans midwesterners as well as Canadians. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (January 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887767222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887767227
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,021,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By TandyJoAndy on July 19, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book (and all the "Prarie" books) are so beautifully illustrated and well written. Truely celebrates the life lived on the plains of America, and all the unique things that make it special. Great for anyone who wants to learn more about Midwest culture.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Heartland: A Prairie Sampler
This item: Heartland: A Prairie Sampler
Price: $9.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com