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Carson Crosses Canada
by Linda Bailey
Order:  USA  Can
Tundra, 2017 (2017)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Here's Carson Crosses Canada, a richly illustrated tale of a long road trip taken by elderly, yet sprightly, Annie Magruder and her dog Carson, who live in Tofino (a coastal town in British Columbia, Canada).

The impetus to travel comes when Annie learns that her sister Elsie is sick and needs cheering up. So they pack and drive east. Annie promises Carson a surprise on their arrival - what can it be?

They drive through the Rockies, camping en route; pass through dinosaur country and the Prairies; swim in Lake Winnipeg; spend days surrounded by rocks and trees; gaze at Niagara Falls; try tourtiere in Quebec City; and finally reach the Atlantic.

When they reach Elsie's home, the sisters have a sweet time together and Carson loves his surprise. This charming story also conveys the immensity of Canada and the beautiful variety of its landscapes - the perfect 150th read!

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