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From Vimy to Victory

Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I

by Hugh Brewster

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Hugh Brewster captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice, and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War.

All was not quiet on the Western Front during the last years of WWI. Soldiers faced mud, trench foot, bombardments, barbed wire, snipers, and poison gas. Despite dreadful odds, the Canadian Corps moved forward, reaching deep inside enemy-occupied Belgium. The war cost Canada 60,661 of its finest citizens and thousands more who were wounded in body and mind.

After their hard-won victory at Vimy Ridge, Canadians earned the admiration of the world — and a reputation as soldiers who could get the job done. From that moment in 1917, Canadian soldiers proved themselves again and again on the bloody battlefields of Passchendaele, Lens, Hill 70, and Amiens, during the Hundred Day's offensive.

From Vimy to Victory is presented in an engaging and accessible scrapbook style, with facts and details accompanied by first-person accounts, letters describing life at the Front, wartime diaries, and numerous images, maps, and diagrams that bring World War I to vivid life.

About the Author

Hugh Brewster

Hugh Brewster's books include the best-selling Inside the Titanic and Anastasia's Album: The Last Tzar's Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story, which won both the Silver Birch Award and the Red Cedar Award. You can visit him at www.hughbrewster.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
  • Short-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction
Editorial Review

Praise for Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II:

Honour Book, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book AwardFinalist, OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction AwardCCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens

"Dieppe can be described quite simply as superb . . . archival photographs, first-person accounts from surviving combatants or memoirs, and the connective tissue of his beautifully crafted text tell a story that is equal parts horror and valour." —The Globe and Mail

Praise for At Vimy Ridge: Canada's Greatest World War I Victory:

Winner, Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-FictionShortlist, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book AwardShortlist, OLA Red Maple Award — Non-FictionShortlist, Rocky Mountain Book AwardShortlist, Hackmatack Children's Choice AwardCCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selectionOLA Best Bets

* "At Vimy Ridge is a splendid introduction to a major event in Canadian history, and Brewster has created another valuable historical resource . . . Few copies will sit for long on library shelves." —Quill & Quire, starred review

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