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Amazing Stories from Heritage House Publishing!

Created by hgdistribution
  • Age: 9 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 10
tagged: short reads, nonfiction, history
Looking for quick Canadian reads about cats, dogs, gold hunters, lawmakers, shipwrecks, western Canadian history, and many others subjects? Check out the Amazing Stories from Heritage House Publishing!

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Robert Service

The True Adventures of Yukon’s Favourite Bard

by Elle Andra-Warner
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: historical, literary, post-confederation (1867-)

"Andra-Warner has given us a great read with this slim biography. Her story-telling skills excel at distilling historical facts into compelling narrative."—Thunder Bay Chronicle-Review

A quick-paced and engaging biography of Canada's favourite northern poet, Robert Service.

Born in England in 1874 to Scottish parents, Robert William Service was rai …

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On Their Own Terms

True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island

by Haley Healey
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: women, post-confederation (1867-), social history

A fascinating collection of concise stories about seventeen courageous, independent, and diverse women who shaped the history of Vancouver Island.

From the lush rainforest of Clayoquot Sound to the bustling city streets of Victoria, Vancouver Island has been home to an astounding number of inspiring women. On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailbl …

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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

by Michael C. Neitzel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: maritime history & piracy, post-confederation (1867-)

A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history.

There are few places on earth that have such a high record of marine casualties as the short yet treacherous stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. In the late ni …

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The Famous Five

Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights

by Barbara Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: women, women's studies

A concise history of the five women who changed the course of history and brought Canadians one step closer to equality.

On August 27, 1927, five women gathered at a house on Edmonton’s Southside to sign a letter that would change the course of Canadian history. Those women were Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henr …

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Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach

by Fred Braches
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), social history

A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.

British Columbia is gold country, and with gold comes legends that have been passed down through the generations. Ever since the Fraser Canyon gold rush, prospectors and adventurers h …

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James Macleod

The Red Coats' First True Leader

by Elle Andra-Warner
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical, post-confederation (1867-)

A vivid account of the life and times of the larger-than-life Canadian hero who played a major role in the peaceful development of western Canada.

A descendant of warriors, chiefs, and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian west. After …

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Cornelius O'Keefe

The Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan Rancher

by Sherri Field, foreword by Ken Mather
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), cultural heritage, historical

An entertaining biography of cattle baron and land magnate Cornelius O’Keefe, founder of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.

From humble beginnings to a life of prosperity in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Cornelius O’Keefe is best known today through the historic ranch in Vernon, BC, that still bears his name. Established in 1867, the O’Keefe Ra …

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John McCrae

Beyond Flanders Fields

by Susan Raby-Dunne
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical, world war i, canada

Shortlisted, 2018 Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award

Most Canadians are familiar with John McCrae through his iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” which was penned on the battlefields of the First World War and remains a symbol of remembrance to this day. Although he will always be remembered as a war poet, the Guelph, Ontario, native was a physici …