Kids get a close-up look at the political process and explore all aspects of an election — from the day Parliament is dissolved to the day after the polls close. Granfield charts the evolution of elections to the present day, when a candidate’s media image can make or break the campaign. Canada Votes lets kids in on how voting lists are now compiled electronically, what issue the last national referendum decided and more.
About the authors
Linda Granfield has won many awards for her non-fiction/history titles for young readers and adults including the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. Her books include In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, Pier 21: Gateway of Hope, Canada Votes and America Votes. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Craig Terlson's fiction has appeared in Carve, Hobart, Smokelong Quarterly, and many other literary journals in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa. He is the author of the novels Correction Line, Surf City Acid Drop, and the story collection, Ethical Aspects of Animal Husbandry. With Fall in One Day, he brings his quirky, dark sense of humour and an ear for the dialogue he heard growing up on the Canadian prairies. His prose possesses a cinematic quality and an eye for detail stemming from his years as a professional illustrator for clients across North America.
- Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
A very good look at Canadian government for junior readers. Explains, with useful, lighthearted black and white illustrations, how Canadian federal elections are run, from every angle - polling stations, campaigns, eligibility, etc.
Other titles by Linda Granfield
Brain Quest Canada 5th Edition
Les chênes de Vimy
La route vers la paix
The Vimy Oaks
A Journey to Peace
In Flanders Fields
The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
Sur la route de l'Afghanistan
Brain Quest Canada 4th Edition
Remembering John McCrae
Soldier - Doctor - Poet
Le soldat inconnu
Canada Votes - 6th Revised Edition
How We Elect Our Government
How Our President Is Elected