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Made in Canada

101 Amazing Achievements

by (author) Bev Spencer

illustrated by Bill Dickson

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2003
Recommended Age
8 to 11
Recommended Grade
5 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2003
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Science, medicine, sports, inspiring feats or remarkable structures — Canadians do it like no one else! We've made scientific discoveries like the oil-spill-gobbling Slicklicker and the space-bracing Canadarm; cool creations like Superman and Trivial Pursuit; and breakthrough technologies like IMAX and Java. Diverse heroes like Dr. Norman Bethune, Terry Fox and Marilyn Bell are also celebrated in this book. Add a dash of our habit of making huge things — from buildings to statues of food — and sprinkle liberally with cartoons and photos, and you have a recipe for the perfect book to amuse and inspire and learn from.

About the authors


  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

Contributor Notes

Bev Spencer is both a librarian and an author. She wrote the bestselling You Can't Do That in Canada, as well as three acclaimed novels for young people: Guardian of the Dark, This Means War, and Spaceship Down. BILL DICKSON Bill Dickson's hilarious illustrations were featured in First Folks and Vile Voyageurs. He lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

“?fascinating reading,?Highly recommended.? (CM Magazine)

Librarian Reviews

Made in Canada: 101 Amazing Achievements

What items do we use daily that have a Canuck connection? Here’s the 411 on 101 common items that were invented in Canada or by a Canadian. This great new edition features additions including the Blackberry, alkaline batteries and the Blue Box program. Originally published in 2003 by Scholastic Canada (Our Choice 2004).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

Other titles by Bev Spencer

Other titles by Bill Dickson