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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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Emily Carr

The Incredible Life and Adventures of a West Coast Artist

by Cat Klerks
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged: artists, architects, photographers, post-confederation (1867-), women

This is the story of a rebellious girl from British Columbia who travelled the world in pursuit of her calling only to find her true inspiration in the Canadian landscape she’d left behind. Both a prolific painter and an accomplished writer, Carr was more comfortable in the raw wilderness than in the tea rooms of London, and more at home with her …

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The Law and the Lawless

Frontier Justice on the Canadian Prairies 1896-1935

edited by Art Downs
edition: Paperback
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Canada’s prairies were still sparsely populated. Crimes such as horse theft, random murders, and prison escapes were the order of the day, and the North West Mounted Police continued to rely on their horses, their contacts, and their wits to apprehend the culprits. By the mid-1930s, a sea change in technology …

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The Luck of the Karluk

Shipwrecked in the Arctic

by L.D. Cross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical geography, expeditions & discoveries

When the members of Canada’s First Arctic Expedition set out from Victoria aboard HMCS Karluk in the summer of 1913, it was a moment of great optimism. The three-year mission would chart unexplored landmasses of the Western Arctic and secure Canada’s place in the international geographic community. Little did the team of distinguished scholars …

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Henry Hudson

Doomed Navigator and Explorer

by Anthony Dalton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), historical geography, 17th century

From the era of wooden sailing ships and Europe’s golden age of exploration, the story of famed British navigator Henry Hudson tells a classic tale of courage, ambition, and treachery on the high seas. As the leader of four Arctic voyages in 1607, 1608, 1609, and 1610, Hudson searched in vain for a navigable route through the polar ice that would …

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High Peaks Engineering

Rocky Mountain Marvels

by L.D. Cross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: transportation, expeditions & discoveries

Building transportation routes through the Rockies is dangerous. It always has been. It is also expensive, labour-intensive, and highly political. But railway and highway construction through the western cordillera succeeded thanks to scientific innovation and sheer human grit. In the nineteenth century, steam locomotives, railways, tunnels, trestl …

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The Spanish on the Northwest Coast

For Glory, God and Gain

by Rosemary Neering
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), spain & portugal, expeditions & discoveries

They endured the torments of scurvy and the vagaries of deep fogs, adverse winds, and contrary currents. They suffered through appalling quarters and rotting food. They spent years away from their homes and families, never knowing whether they would return. Their orders from Spain might well arrive long after they were needed, six months or longer …

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