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The Rebels

The Rebels

by Robert Livesey, A.G. Smith
     
 

Although Canada's citizens are usually thought of as law-abiding and loyal to authority, there have been some notable and powerful rebels. From fiery spirits such as William Lyon Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau in 1837, to men and women who simply defied social convention, Canada's rebels have had a strong impact on its growth as a nation.

Overview

Although Canada's citizens are usually thought of as law-abiding and loyal to authority, there have been some notable and powerful rebels. From fiery spirits such as William Lyon Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau in 1837, to men and women who simply defied social convention, Canada's rebels have had a strong impact on its growth as a nation.

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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

Children's Literature
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773761704
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Discovering Canada Series
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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-and assemble 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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