Great War

Great War

by Robert Livesey, A.G. Smith
     
 

10th book in the Discovering Canada series

Some claim that "nothing is solved by fighting." Others say,"stand up and fight for your rights" when you are threatened or intimidated. Fighting should be the last resort, used only when every peaceful effort has been exhausted.

The Great War (1914-1918) inspired courageous heroes and established a proud

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10th book in the Discovering Canada series

Some claim that "nothing is solved by fighting." Others say,"stand up and fight for your rights" when you are threatened or intimidated. Fighting should be the last resort, used only when every peaceful effort has been exhausted.

The Great War (1914-1918) inspired courageous heroes and established a proud Canadian nationalism, but it was a devastating, horrific bloodbath that killed or maimed almost half of Canada's brave soldiers in deadly battles such as Ypres, the Somme,Vimy Ridge, and the final 100 days.

Young readers will discover Canada's part in the first great worldwide conflict. They will learn about life in the trenches, the first tanks, u-boats and convoys, aces and dog fights, machine guns and cavalry charges, gas warfare, as well as the drastic changes in women's roles.

* Hands on activities include creating a multicultural force, writing a coded message, targeting and observation, and much more.

* Sales of the first eight books have topped more than 100,000 copies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This series provides a wealth of information about the people, and events in the history of Canada."

-London Free Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550051360
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
10/23/2006
Series:
Discovering Canada Series
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert Livesey taught in Ontario secondary schools for 12 years and was a professor of communications in the School of Arts and Animation at Sheridan College for 24 years. He is president of CEO of Little Brick Schoolhouse Inc., which produces textbooks and Canadian history video kits.

A.G. Smith taught printmaking and drawing at Morehead State University in Kentucky and at the University of Windsor. Since 1981, he has worked as an illustrator and paper engineer on more than 100 book projects, including social studies and history books for children and cut-andassemble and colouring books. He is the author/illustrator of What Time Is It? and Where Am I? His art has been exhibited at galleries in Canada and the U.S. A.G. Smith lives in Windsor and Nobel, Ontario.

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