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Canada Year by Year

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Sydney Smith

tagged: post-confederation (1867-)
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Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at home and in world affairs. A few examples: *1881 --- A railway across Canada is begun. *1893 --- The Stanley Cup is first awarded in hockey. *1908 --- Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is published. *1947 --- Oil is discovered in Alberta. *2015 --- Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is elected prime minister. Along with the featured stories for each of the 150 years, the pages are filled with sidebars --- with content such as short biographies, quotes, important firsts and trivia --- that are linked to that year. There are also 39 capsule biographies of noteworthy Canadians at the back of the book. The topics chosen offer an inclusive historical perspective, incorporating women, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities into Canada's rich and diverse narrative. Illustrations by awarding-winning artist Sydney Smith bring a contemporary feel to the stories of the past. This book is a perfect fit for lessons on Canadian history and geography. The accessible format also makes it a compelling choice for children to pick up and browse, or to search for a particular year. A table of contents and an index round out this engaging reference.

About the Authors

Elizabeth MacLeod has written more than 70 biographies, picture books, cookbooks and other nonfiction books. She’s won many awards for her work, including Children’s Choice awards across Canada and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. This is the sixth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent titles are How to Become an Accidental Activist and How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.


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Elizabeth MacLeod has written more than 70 biographies, picture books, cookbooks and other nonfiction books. She’s won many awards for her work, including Children’s Choice awards across Canada and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. This is the sixth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent titles are How to Become an Accidental Activist and How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.


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Contributor Notes

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Kids Books of the Year 2016, Quill & Quire
Editorial Reviews

Interesting, educational and entertaining, Canada Year by Year has a place in every public school and library.—CM Magazine


Both revelatory and entertaining ...—Kirkus Reviews


... this colorful book will be a useful addition to libraries on both sides of the border.—Booklist


... this book will be a hit with historians and trivia buffs alike.—Resource Links


With such rich information complemented by its appealing visuals, children, adults, residents of Canada --- old and new --- and non-residents, will each find Canada's unique story engaging.—Canadian Children's Book News


An excellent overview of Canadian history and culture, perfect for browsing or for research.—School Library Journal