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Children's Nonfiction General

Famous Dead Canadians

illustrated by Bill Dickson

by (author) Joanne Stanbridge

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price

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History comes alive as the offbeat style of Joanne Stanbridge offers up the amazing life stories of over a dozen famous Canadians explorers, inventors, scientists, adventurers and more. Illustrations by Bill Dickson only add to the fun. A unique approach to Canadian history!

About the authors

Bill Dickson's profile page

Joanne Stanbridge is a librarian and illustrator as well as he author of The Leftover Kid (nominated for a Red Cedar Award) and My Four Lions, as well as a book of poetry. Her articles and reviews have appeared in literary and reviewing journals.

Joanne Stanbridge's profile page


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Famous Dead Canadians:

"Famous Dead Canadians might flourish as an example of a type of humorous writing, and the cartoons will bring a smile to the faces of the readers. Recommended." —CM Magazine

Other titles by Bill Dickson

Other titles by Joanne Stanbridge