The Railwaysby Robert Livesey, A.G. Smith
Before the railways, Canada was a vast, rugged country with a small, widely spread population. As train tracks were laid from the Atlantic to the Pacific, towns sprang up along the way. Train stations became centres of life and communication. Jobs were created, businesses sprang up, and for the first time, Canadians felt united. By 1867 the Dominion of Canada would form, due in no small part to the railways.
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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