A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip


  • Paperback
  • 24 pages
  • A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival (My Canada)
  • Anne Renaud
  • English
  • 05 July 2014
  • 9781897073353

2 thoughts on “A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival (My Canada)

  1. Storywraps Storywraps says:

    If you love history then you will love this book If you live in Canada you will love it even This is a true story of a real life princess who was birthed during the Second World War and because of the horrific state of her country her family was invited to reside in Canada until the war was over Dutch Crown Princess Juliana and her family were forced to flee their homeland and Ottawa reached out a hand of friendship to provide for them a safe sanctuary while Canadian troops played a key role in liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation After her safe return home Juliana who had given birth to her daughter Margriet named so appropriately after a daisy flower that was identified by her grandmother as a symbol of hope for the Dutch people and of Dutch Resistance to the Nazis presented Canada with 100000 tulip bulbs to thank them for their love and hospitalityHowever one problem did arise around the birth of her daughter Since the new prince or princess could one day become the monarch of the Netherlands many considered it necessary that the baby be Dutch born But clearly Princess Juliana could not travel back to her war torn country to give birth Fortunately a solution was found Before the baby was born the Canadian government prepared a document declaring the place of birth as extraterritorial outside of Canadian territory which meant that the baby would be a Dutch citizen although born in a foreign country Oh Canada we are so smartEach year in May Canada's capital city blooms with thousands of brilliant coloured tulips and people from all around the world come to join in the celebration This 18 day festival features over 300000 tulips with an astonishing 60 varieties It is a visual bond between the two countries of their shared history that comes alive each spring each time that Ottawa bloomsThe book is full of interesting historical facts poignant stories of individual experiences and 90 archival photographs The author has included a Timeline Glossary and Bibliography for in depth knowledge surrounding this bittersweet event in history Being a Canadian myself I found the book educational informative easy to read and to understand It would be a perfect addition to a classroom or school library or the little history professor you may be raising right in your very own home


  2. Linda Linda says:

    Lovely little picture and fact book about the history of the festival Excellent read


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A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival (My Canada)[Epub] ❧ A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival (My Canada) By Anne Renaud – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Every spring Canada's capital bursts into color with thousands of tulip blooms The inspiration for the Canadian Tulip Festival was not only a love of flowers but also a friendship that blossomed betwe Every spring Canada's capital bursts into color with of Friendship: Kindle Ñ thousands of tulip blooms The inspiration for the Canadian Tulip Festival was not only a love of flowers but also a friendship that blossomed between two countries during World War II Photos artifacts military maps and colorful illustrations bring history to life in this uplifting story of the enduring friendship between Canada and the Netherlands This beautifully designed vibrantly illustrated picture book takes readers on a captivating journey through A Bloom MOBI :º the history of the Second World War Part of the Lobster Press My Canada series a lively exploration of Canadian history for children.


About the Author: Anne Renaud

Anne Renaud is a life long uebecker She of Friendship: Kindle Ñ received her Bachelor of Translation from Concordia University in Montreal Anne is the author of several picture books as well as historical non fiction books for children including A Bloom of Friendship The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival Island of Hope and Sorrow The Story of Grosse Île Pier Stories from Near and Far and Into the Mist.