Tenth 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.
About 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 coloring 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.