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Canada's Wars

An Illustrated History

by Jonathan Webb, preface by J. L. Granatstein

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list price: $24.99
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published: Oct 2010
ISBN:9780545980265
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A fascinating account of Canada's military history and the role Canada's troops have played on foreign soil.

In this important new book, Jonathan Webb gives young Canadians a comprehensive look at Canada's efforts in wars ranging from the Boer War of 1884 up to the war in Afghanistan. Each section provides an overview of the wars themselves, and the circumstances under which Canada and Canadians became involved, whether government-directed or by personal conviction. What emerges is a fascinating story of our growth as an independent nation, along with an ever-evolving definition of the peacekeeping role our country plays on the world stage.

Moving accounts of lives saved and lives lost are ultimately what all stories of war are about. Through vivid photographs, memorabilia and staggering statistics about the men and women who have served for our country, young readers are given a fascinating look at an aspect of our country's ongoing history - the aspect that is often the most difficult to address.

Contributor Notes

Jonathan Webb is a journalist, editor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His other titles for children include What's a Zoo Do? and Journey to Mars. He lives in Toronto, Ontario

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 100
Grade:
6 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, OLA White Pine Award, Non-fiction
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada)
  • Commended, IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets

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Canada’s Wars: An Illustrated History

From the Nile Expedition of 1884 to the World Wars, from Korea to the Gulf War, Canadian soldiers have fought and died for their country. This book provides an overview of the wars, with detailed stories of combat and the home front, and of heroes both wellknown and unsung. The narrative, combined with stunning photographs, paintings, archival posters and artifacts, brings these many historical moments to life for readers of all ages.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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