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Sonja’s First Camp

Sonja's First Camp, written and illustrated by Christina Senkiw, is a story about a little girl's experiences at her first Ukrainian summer camp. She finds a new friend, learns about nature, celebrates Midsummer Night's Eve and has a scary adventure.

Sonja's First Camp / Соні перший табір has both English and Ukrainian texts on one page. This layout assists readers who are learning Ukrainian, or English, by allowing them to compare texts for a better understanding of the story.

The illustrations are framed in decorative borders featuring summer flowers and insects found in southern Ontario, Canada.

Click on one of the 4 links below to see samples of the illustrations of the book.

Sonja’s First Camp

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Arriving at Camp

Building a Bonfire

Midsummer Night's Eve

The Magic Flower

Reviews

"Resonates with gentleness and warmth. Highly recommended."
Ariadna Stebelsky, Canadian Book Review Annual

"A beautifully illustrated book...full of mythical imagery and exciting conflict."
Anne Matthews, The Etobicoke Guardian, Toronto

"Realistic plot interwoven with magical elements...pleasant colors."
Oleh Chabursky, The Ukrainian Weekly, USA

Description of Book

Themes:

friendship, cooperation, magic , adventure

Setting:

summer, north shore of Lake Ontario, Canada

Ages:

3 to 9

Title:

Sonja's First Camp

Size:

8 ½" (W) X 11"(H), 32 pages

Author:

Christina Senkiw

Publisher:

Signet Publications, Canada

ISBN:

0-921792-02-6 (both English & Ukrainian in one edition)

Cover:

Laminated, soft

Binding:

stapled

Illustrations:

12 full-color, full-page

Medium:

color pencils on illustration board

Price:

$11.95 CAN & US

Other books by Christina Senkiw

Mother Nature's Pets

Sonja's First Camp

I Want To Dance

Timmy Kitten and His Helpful Friends

History of Ukrainian Costume

My Primer

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