The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts

Overview

From earth-shattering innovations and amazing inventions to achievements in government, culture and history, Canadians have played a major role in shaping the world. With almost 150 entries -- in categories such as technology, nature, transportation and food -- this title in the Kids Book of series explores the many events and discoveries that are firsts in Canada or the world. Photographs, coins, stamps, paintings and patent drawings give the book distinctive visual appeal. As well, quotes, profiles, fact boxes ...
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Overview

From earth-shattering innovations and amazing inventions to achievements in government, culture and history, Canadians have played a major role in shaping the world. With almost 150 entries -- in categories such as technology, nature, transportation and food -- this title in the Kids Book of series explores the many events and discoveries that are firsts in Canada or the world. Photographs, coins, stamps, paintings and patent drawings give the book distinctive visual appeal. As well, quotes, profiles, fact boxes and a timeline reveal further information about these unique achievements. Kids can read about
• the first stamp in the world to feature an animal
• the world's first chocolate bar
• the first dinosaur bones found in Canada
• the first light bulb ever -- yes, it was invented in Canada, and not by Thomas Edison!
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Editorial Reviews

Quill & Quire
How many kids know that the first Canadian to climb the dizzy heights of Mount Everest was Calgarian Laurie Skreslet in 1982? Or that Superman first flew in 1932 in the imagination of his creator, Torontonian Joe Shuster? Reading about these and other facts in The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts is stirring. In addition to stamps and photographs, artist John Mantha’s color images provide a cheery visual touch. The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts gives project researchers a place to start - an overview of the marvelous constellation of stars in the Canadian sky of fame.
The Edmonton Sun
One of the great things about Kids Can Press is that it’s Canadian, and they publish books such as The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts. No imperial measurements, no funny spellings, just great information about great accomplishments by Canadians and great discoveries in Canada - nearly 150 are detailed in this book. What do Superman, the long-distance phone call, the baseball glove and the McIntosh apple (the one you eat) have in common? Canadian inventions, every one of them. Kinda makes you feel good, doesn’t it?
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How many kids know that the first Canadian to climb the dizzy heights of Mount Everest was Calgarian Laurie Skreslet in 1982? Or that Superman first flew in 1932 in the imagination of his creator, Torontonian Joe Shuster? Reading about these and other facts in The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts is stirring. In addition to stamps and photographs, artist John Mantha’s color images provide a cheery visual touch. The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts gives project researchers a place to start - an overview of the marvelous constellation of stars in the Canadian sky of fame.

One of the great things about Kids Can Press is that it’s Canadian, and they publish books such as The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts. No imperial measurements, no funny spellings, just great information about great accomplishments by Canadians and great discoveries in Canada - nearly 150 are detailed in this book. What do Superman, the long-distance phone call, the baseball glove and the McIntosh apple (the one you eat) have in common? Canadian inventions, every one of them. Kinda makes you feel good, doesn’t it?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550749656
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Kids Book of Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Wyatt is an award-winning editor and writer and the author of more than 14 nonfiction children's books, many of them about science. Her FAQ Weather won the 2000 Science in Society Award, and in 2004 she received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Valerie lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and her dog, MacPherson.

John Mantha is an artist and illustrator. His books include The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts and The Kids Book of Canada's Railway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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