An upbeat approach to who's who in Canadian history... even when they're dead. In the hilarious sequel to the first book in the series, fifteen (yes, dead) Canadians are featured-explorers, inventors, politicians, and more. Readers will get a fresh and funny take on Canada's own spy, William Stephenson; mapmaker David Thompson; artist Emily Carr; and twelve other Canadians. The perfect book for all the readers who loved Famous Dead Canadians (a Silver Birch Honour Book), and First Folks and Vile Voyageurs.
About the authors
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.
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
- Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction
Praise for Who Runs This Country Anyway?:
"Stanbridge...provides accurate, thorough, yet concise explanations....If you're looking for a book that covers everything kids need to know about Canadian government for social studies or for general interest, this is the best book I've seen on this topic." —St. John's Telegram
Famous Dead Canadians 2 (Famous Dead Canadians)Emily Carr, David Thompson, William Stephenson… Fifteen folks are featured. This hilarious sequel to Famous Dead Canadians offers an upbeat approach to history.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.