Canada Year by Year

Canada Year by Year

Book - 2016
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Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at home and in world affairs. A few examples: *1881 --- A railway across Canada is begun. *1893 --- The Stanley Cup is first awarded in hockey. *1908 --- Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is published. *1947 --- Oil is discovered in Alberta. *2015 --- Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is elected prime minister. Along with the featured stories for each of the 150 years, the pages are filled with sidebars --- with content such as short biographies, quotes, important firsts and trivia --- that are linked to that year. There are also 39 capsule biographies of noteworthy Canadians at the back of the book. The topics chosen offer an inclusive historical perspective, incorporating women, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities into Canada's rich and diverse narrative. Illustrations by awarding-winning artist Sydney Smith bring a contemporary feel to the stories of the past. This book is a perfect fit for lessons on Canadian history and geography. The accessible format also makes it a compelling choice for children to pick up and browse, or to search for a particular year. A table of contents and an index round out this engaging reference.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771383974
Branch Call Number: 971 MACLE
Characteristics: 96 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sydney 1980-- Illustrator


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Nov 16, 2020

The title was very catchy for me. It made me wonder what Canada would be year by year. Like when it was first made, and how much it struggled, and now how we are in peace thanks to those fighters who fought for Canada. This book also tells us how many wars occurred. The thing that most impressed me was when I learned that most of the things we do or use today were created by canadians! Like basketball, or hockey! It was really amazing. It finished my curiosity about many things, like who invented time? The first person to create time was canadian! I totally recommend this for every single person to read. However, for those who might be saying that, I hate history or what good it would do to me. First of all, I hated history, yet when I read this book I was obsessed! Now I like to read books that involve history! @COOLDUDES24/7 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 14, 2019

Rating: 5 STARS
2016; Kids Can Press

This is a great book for anyone wanting to know more about Canada. It is a brief but fantastic introduction to Canada for a young child. I think it should be in every school library as it is a easy book to want to read and know more about history. The illustrations are great and remind me a bit of Quentin Blake.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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