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Children's Nonfiction General

Kids Book of Canadian History, The

by (author) Carlotta Hacker

illustrated by John Mantha

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2009
General, General, Politics & Government
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
Recommended Reading age
8 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2009
    List Price

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Where to buy it


Canada has a rich and fascinating history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the people, places and events that have shaped our country. Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, maps, a timeline and more, this title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a comprehensive and engaging look at Canada's development, change and growth.

Kids can read about • the potlatch ceremonies of the west coast Aboriginal people • the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway • the battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I • the role of Canadian women in World War II • the establishment of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory, and more ...

About the authors

Carlotta Hacker, who lives in London, Ontario, has written more than 20 books, many of them for children. They include The Book of Canadians which was awarded the Children's Book Centre Choice, and The Kids Book of Canadian History. She also edits, under her married name Carlotta Lemieux, and was Consulting and Contributing Editor of the The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada.

Carlotta Hacker's profile page

John Mantha is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. John is the illustrator of twenty-six books including The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration.

John Mantha's profile page

Editorial Reviews

[The Kids Book of] Canadian History offers a much-needed up-to-date chronicle of Canadian life for elementary school audiences.

Quill & Quire

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