From the Publisher
"Well-documented and full of clear information, this is a useful addition to the inspiring historical series. It will be used well by students seeking to learn more about specific people and times in our history."
-- The Brandon Sun
"This series provides a wealth of information about the people, and events in the history of Canada."
-- London Free Press
Just the mention of civil strife, freedom of the press, the gold rushes and even civilians protecting their land, makes America come to mind. In The Rebels, that fact is still true, although the book is about the northern part of North America, Canada. Yes, the Canadians have fought the same battles for the same liberties as United States citizens. They have lost great politicians to assassinations. They packed up their families and headed north in the hopes of striking it rich with gold. Canadians have fought off rebels attempting to overthrow their government and take their land. Yet, like Americans, they have prospered through it all and made a life for themselves. What a wonderful book to read to learn about the Canadian struggles and triumphs. At the end of each chapter there is a hands-on project for the reader to help reinforce learning. This book is part of the "Discovering Canada" series. 2000, Stoddart Publishing, $9.95. Ages 10 up. Reviewer: Scott S. Floyd