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Let's Call It Canada (Wow Canada! Book) Paperback – Bargain Price, April 28, 2009

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Read it randomly or move from one section to the next. Your head will be filled with trivia you never thought you wanted to know or even possible to remember! …So much to read, and so much to learn. What a treat this series of books called Wow Canada! is.

A great new book that is useful for the classroom, and fun for the curious child to share with a parent or friend…In a country as vast as this one, any book that gives us a better understanding and awareness of our neighbours is a must-have title for classrooms and libraries.

Fun facts abound in this colorfully illustrated collection of stories behind some of Canada’s most interesting — and unusual — toponymy…Susan Hughes provides fascinating explanations of the historical, cultural, and linguistic origins of our place names.

Let’s Call It Canada is a definite must-have for any library whether used by children or not…The diverse and awesome nature of our country is readily apparent.

[Let’s Call It Canada!] is a delightful look at the stories behind Canadian place names…This lively coast-to-coast journey explores our country’s history in colorful trivia fashion; it is fully indexed for easy place name research.

[Let’s Call It Canada] succeeds in weaving the complex history and makeup of Canada and helping students gain a better understanding…the linguistically interested and those keen to expand their general knowledge will devour it.

Let’s Call It Canada will serve a useful purpose as inspiration and support for school projects, and additional ammunition for Canadian trivia buffs of all ages.

…the subject matter is lively and easy to read…[and] the pages [have] a bright and inviting appearance. Overall, this is an enjoyable and informative read and, like others in the series, it offers an entertaining approach to history.

Trivia writ large might have been the book’s subtitle, but to call it trivia is to undervalue it. Beneath the smorgasbord of cities, towns, villages, mountains, rivers, streams and, yes, tickles, lies a feast of history and incident about this country delivered in bits and illustrated bites.

Kids will learn more about history and geography from this candy-coated ‘atlas’ than from a whole shelf of dry textbooks.

[Let’s Call It Canada!] is chock full of facts, tidbits, and trivia about all the nooks and crannies in this massive piece of real estate north of the United States. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

SUSAN HUGHES is a writer and editor, and has been writing both fiction and non-fiction children’s books for over twenty years. Her book Coming to Canada was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction, as well as the Red Cedar Book Award. She lives in Toronto.

Clive Dobson is a versatile artist and illustrator with many books to his credit including Tex and Watersheds. He lives in Toronto.

Jolie Dobson lives in Toronto, ON. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 7
  • Series: Wow Canada! Book
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Maple Tree Press (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189734953X
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,407,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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