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Children's Nonfiction Science & Technology

Biographie en images : Voici J. Armand Bombardier

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod

illustrated by Mike Deas

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Science & Technology, Inventions, Post-Confederation (1867-)
Recommended Age
6 to 10
Recommended Grade
1 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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Cette serie de biographies en format album illustre presente des textes simples et des illustrations a saveur de BD. Une chronologie detaillee et des photos historiques viennent completer l’histoire a la fin des livres.


Voici Joseph-Armand Bombardier : un inventeur, innovateur et entrepreneur canadien! Joseph-Armand Bombardier est ne et a grandi dans un petit village du Quebec, et comme beaucoup d’endroits dans les regions rurales et nordiques du Canada, son village etait souvent coupe du monde lorsque les neiges hivernales rendaient les routes impraticables. Son reve d’inventer une machine qui pourrait circuler dans la neige s’est transforme en une ambition serieuse et, apres de nombreux echecs, il a finalement reussi. Mais Armand ne s’est pas arrete la...

Decouvrez la serie primee Biographie en images qui met en lumiere la vie de Canadiens et Canadiennes remarquables dont les realisations ont inspire et change la vie de ceux qui sont venus apres eux.


This biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations with speech balloons that help bring the story to life. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative.


Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier — Canadian inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur! Bombardier grew up in a small village in Quebec, and like many places in rural and Northern Canada, it was often cut off from the world after winter snows made the roads impassable. The passion to invent a snow machine became a serious ambition, and after many failures, he finally did it. But Armand didn't stop there!

Discover the award-winning Biographie en images series that highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.


Original title : Scholastic Canada Biography: J. Armand Bombardier

About the authors

Liz is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets that she uncovers.As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed Liz’s mind—she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested Liz.But writing was already part of Liz’s life. After dinner on school nights, Liz and her two brothers would trudge up to their rooms, close their doors and start to do their homework—or so their parents thought. A few minutes later, a piece of paper would come sliding under Liz’s door. One of her brothers had drawn a picture, usually of some weird creature.Liz really couldn’t draw (still can’t!), so the only way she could respond was to write a short story, often about a mad scientist or space alien. She would slip the story under her brother’s door and—well, not a lot of homework got done.At university, Liz studied sciences—there was hardly any writing involved at all. But after university, she was hired as an editor at OWL magazine, where she could combine writing and her love of science. But it wasn’t long before Liz had a goal: to write a book. Her first one was about lions and since then she’s written more than fifty others.Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (2008) is one of her favourite books because royalty has always fascinated Liz. She loved going behind the scenes with monarchs from Cleopatra to Dracula to find out just what they would do to hold onto power or protect their families.Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (2013) was the winner of numerous awards, including the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 Arthur Ellis Award in the Juvenile/YA category. Liz’s latest book with Annick Press, Galloping Through History: Incredible True Horse Stories (Spring 2015), combines, once again, her outstanding storytelling skills with her passion for history. This time her love of animals also shines through as she recounts the stories of six horses that changed the way humans live, travel, fight, work, and play.Liz lives in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and their cat Cosimo. While she writes, he is usually sprawled across her desk—often right on the book she needs for research!

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Mike Deas est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.


MIKE DEAS is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Tank and Fizz and the Case of the Tentacle Terror. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at

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Editorial Reviews

« Cet album saura plaire a tous ceux qui souhaitent en connaitre davantage sur l’histoire du Quebec et sur la creation de la populaire motoneige. Il s’integre bien aux apprentissages des eleves du Quebec. » ~ Lurelu

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