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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

Cyrus Eaton

Champion for Peace

by (author) Richard Rudnicki

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Social Activists, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
  • Reading age: 7 to 12


Growing up in rural Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Cyrus Eaton never dreamed he'd become a Nobel Peace Prize-winning billionaire. In Cyrus Eaton: Champion for Peace, award-winning artist Richard Rudnicki uses vibrant imagery and accessible text to tell Eaton's remarkable story. With fifteen full-colour illustrations, the book takes young readers through pastoral scenes of early twentieth-century Nova Scotia, the Great Depression, to mid-century New York and beyond, ending with Eaton's international peace movement based at Pugwash's internationally renowned Thinkers Lodge. Provoking discussion about the importance of peace, morality, and justice, Cyrus Eaton will introduce a new generation to the industrious pacifist who helped make the world a safer place.

About the author

Richard Rudnicki est réputé pour ses tableaux dépeignant la Nouvelle-Écosse ainsi que pour ses albums jeunesse primés. Richard enseigne le dessin et anime fréquemment des ateliers dans des écoles. Il habite Halifax.


Richard Rudnicki is an artist known for his paintings of Nova Scotia as well as for his award-winning children's books. Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck by Judith Meyrick won the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in illustration and was finalist for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. Richard also teaches figure drawing and portraiture and frequently gives school workshops. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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