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A Bloom of Friendship A Bloom of Friendship

The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival

by By Renaud, Anne, and illustrated by Spires, Ashley

Every spring, Canada’s capital, Ottawa, bursts into colour with hundreds of thousands of tulip blooms. These represent the token of appreciation of the Dutch Royal family for the city’s hospitality shown it during World War Two. Since then, the Canadian Tulip Festival, the largest of its kind, has drawn people from all over the world. This annual event was inspired by not only a love of flowers, but also a friendship that blossomed between two countries since the end of WWII in May 1945. A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival weaves history, photographs, artifacts, military maps, and colourful multimedia illustrations into an uplifting story of the friendship between Canada and the Netherlands during World War Two. A very good introduction for everyone, from elementary school students to war veterans.

Hardcover, 24 pages, Hardcover with jacket, colourful illustrations, photos, and maps

USD 16.95 / CAD 19.95

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