Are there Canadian dragons? And if there are, what are they like? Canada is far too young a country to have ever had a population that naively believed in dragons of the European variety. By the time Europeans settled the land, dragons were known to be myths, creatures of the imagination. Besides, leathery wings and smoking nostrils seem quite out of their element in moose and beaver territory. Once upon a time, Canada may have been home to dinosaurs and, upon the arrival of the first Americans across the Bering Strait, the megafauna, such as woolly mammoths, but ultimately the cold seasons are far too adverse to the breeding of reptiles–of any species, real or imagined.

There are monsters and demons particular to Canada, found in First Nations and early settler folklore. Nightmares such as the windigo, who was said to devour travelers who strayed too far into the bush. But dragons belong to another ecology than the vast boreal forests of the Canadian North, which so fits the particular flavour of horror associated with the windigo.

Modern times have only further driven away the dragons, as cities and other human habitations have tamed the wilderness to such an extent that even the windigo has become obsolete. Let alone the flying lizards of legend. Today a Google search for ‘Canadian dragon’ gives you pictures of dragon boats, roller-coasters, and Kevin O’Leary.

BALLAD OPERA : An eighteenth-century comic drama featuring lyrics set to existing popular tunes. The term originated to describe John Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728.

BALTIC : An east-European branch of the Indo-European language family--usually grouped with the Slavic languages as "Balto-Slavic."

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. (5.1.12-17)

Are there Canadian dragons? And if there are, what are they like? Canada is far too young a country to have ever had a population that naively believed in dragons of the European variety. By the time Europeans settled the land, dragons were known to be myths, creatures of the imagination. Besides, leathery wings and smoking nostrils seem quite out of their element in moose and beaver territory. Once upon a time, Canada may have been home to dinosaurs and, upon the arrival of the first Americans across the Bering Strait, the megafauna, such as woolly mammoths, but ultimately the cold seasons are far too adverse to the breeding of reptiles–of any species, real or imagined.

There are monsters and demons particular to Canada, found in First Nations and early settler folklore. Nightmares such as the windigo, who was said to devour travelers who strayed too far into the bush. But dragons belong to another ecology than the vast boreal forests of the Canadian North, which so fits the particular flavour of horror associated with the windigo.

Modern times have only further driven away the dragons, as cities and other human habitations have tamed the wilderness to such an extent that even the windigo has become obsolete. Let alone the flying lizards of legend. Today a Google search for ‘Canadian dragon’ gives you pictures of dragon boats, roller-coasters, and Kevin O’Leary.

BALLAD OPERA : An eighteenth-century comic drama featuring lyrics set to existing popular tunes. The term originated to describe John Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728.

BALTIC : An east-European branch of the Indo-European language family--usually grouped with the Slavic languages as "Balto-Slavic."

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. (5.1.12-17)

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Click here to see 'Tales from Camelot' (the book that is mentioned below) Our 'Tales from Camelot' book was created over several weeks using both Literacy time and additional English lessons.

We chose to study the Arthurian Legends to cover the relevant text level work in the Literacy strategy. Many of these text level teaching objectives were ongoing throughout the whole unit.

Here's the thing about us Tolkien fanatics: we just can't get enough books about that place called Middle-earth. If you have a friend, relative or loved one who has a passion for The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, you can't go wrong by giving them one of these Tolkien tomes as a Christmas present this year. Some of the books listed below are new publications and others are reprints of classics. But they're all certain to make the Tolkien devotee in your life beam like a happy hobbit.


The Father Christmas Letters (J.R.R. Tolkien) J.R.R. Tolkien loved Christmas, and his kids were the beneficiaries of his magical yuletide spirit. Every year for two decades the Tolkien children received a letter from Santa Claus (or Father Christmas as he is called in the United Kingdom) with stories and drawings about his adventures at the North Pole, and his clumsy but lovable helper Polar Bear. Tolkien, a brilliant amateur artist, even went so far as to create the North Pole Postage stamps that adorn the envelopes. The book is a charming glimpse inside the warm and witty soul of the man who made Middle-earth.


The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth (Brian Sibley and John Howe) Everything about this book is gorgeous, from the four large format color maps of Tolkien's realms (featuring the artwork of acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe), to the beautiful slipcase design that creates a 3D hobbit-hole effect when the two hardcover volumes are inserted into it. The text by prominent Tolkien expert Brian Sibley explains the history of the original maps that were created by Tolkien and his son Christopher. There's also a handy geographical index for each map including the most obscure places referenced in The Silmarillion. A magnificent point of reference for Tolkien's world.

Are there Canadian dragons? And if there are, what are they like? Canada is far too young a country to have ever had a population that naively believed in dragons of the European variety. By the time Europeans settled the land, dragons were known to be myths, creatures of the imagination. Besides, leathery wings and smoking nostrils seem quite out of their element in moose and beaver territory. Once upon a time, Canada may have been home to dinosaurs and, upon the arrival of the first Americans across the Bering Strait, the megafauna, such as woolly mammoths, but ultimately the cold seasons are far too adverse to the breeding of reptiles–of any species, real or imagined.

There are monsters and demons particular to Canada, found in First Nations and early settler folklore. Nightmares such as the windigo, who was said to devour travelers who strayed too far into the bush. But dragons belong to another ecology than the vast boreal forests of the Canadian North, which so fits the particular flavour of horror associated with the windigo.

Modern times have only further driven away the dragons, as cities and other human habitations have tamed the wilderness to such an extent that even the windigo has become obsolete. Let alone the flying lizards of legend. Today a Google search for ‘Canadian dragon’ gives you pictures of dragon boats, roller-coasters, and Kevin O’Leary.

BALLAD OPERA : An eighteenth-century comic drama featuring lyrics set to existing popular tunes. The term originated to describe John Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728.

BALTIC : An east-European branch of the Indo-European language family--usually grouped with the Slavic languages as "Balto-Slavic."

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. (5.1.12-17)

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Click here to see 'Tales from Camelot' (the book that is mentioned below) Our 'Tales from Camelot' book was created over several weeks using both Literacy time and additional English lessons.

We chose to study the Arthurian Legends to cover the relevant text level work in the Literacy strategy. Many of these text level teaching objectives were ongoing throughout the whole unit.

Are there Canadian dragons? And if there are, what are they like? Canada is far too young a country to have ever had a population that naively believed in dragons of the European variety. By the time Europeans settled the land, dragons were known to be myths, creatures of the imagination. Besides, leathery wings and smoking nostrils seem quite out of their element in moose and beaver territory. Once upon a time, Canada may have been home to dinosaurs and, upon the arrival of the first Americans across the Bering Strait, the megafauna, such as woolly mammoths, but ultimately the cold seasons are far too adverse to the breeding of reptiles–of any species, real or imagined.

There are monsters and demons particular to Canada, found in First Nations and early settler folklore. Nightmares such as the windigo, who was said to devour travelers who strayed too far into the bush. But dragons belong to another ecology than the vast boreal forests of the Canadian North, which so fits the particular flavour of horror associated with the windigo.

Modern times have only further driven away the dragons, as cities and other human habitations have tamed the wilderness to such an extent that even the windigo has become obsolete. Let alone the flying lizards of legend. Today a Google search for ‘Canadian dragon’ gives you pictures of dragon boats, roller-coasters, and Kevin O’Leary.

Een Tolkien Bestiarium: David Day: 9789032897413: Amazon.


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