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Contributor(s): Sonneborn, Liz
ISBN: 0531253511     ISBN-13: 9780531253519
Publisher: Childrens Pr
    OUR PRICE: $40.00  
Product Type: Library
Published: September 2011
Annotation: Explores the history, geography, wildlife, government, economy, religion, culture, and people of Canada.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Canada
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences
Dewey: 971
LCCN: 2011011970
Lexile Measure: 1040
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Enchantment of the World
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 8.00" W x 0.50" (1.20 lbs) 144 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 147508
Reading Level: 7.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55728
Reading Level: 9.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 7.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 April)

Gr 5–8—The first pages of this lengthy, detailed revision of the 1996 edition introduce the nation through its beloved hero, Terry Fox. The story of his battle with cancer, his determination to fight the disease head on through his Marathon of Hope, and the impact he made on Canadians (and the world) make for an engaging introduction. Sonneborn covers geography, natural resources, environment, history, government, diversity, religions, culture, and everyday life. She includes details like poutine (fries, cheese curds, and gravy) and "Timmies" (a coffee and doughnut chain) that add color to the text. Her information is concise and succinct. She gives special note to famous Superstars like Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, and Wayne Gretzky. Although the book covers an enormous amount of detail, it never becomes boring or dreary. Sonneborn has a genuine connection to Canada and to what it means to be Canadian. The color photographs are outstanding and give a wonderful overview of the country in all its natural beauty and diverse inhabitants. Of particular enjoyment is the photograph of Canadian fans after the hockey win over the U.S. in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. An excellent resource.—Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

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