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Kids Book of Canada's Railway, The

and How the CPR Was Built

by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by John Mantha

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published: Aug 2008
ISBN:9781554532568
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

November 7, 1885, marked the completion of one of the longest, most expensive, most challenging engineering feats in the world --- the Canadian Pacific Railway. A ribbon of steel now united Canada from east to west. It took 30 000 workers less than five years to cross the wild land.

This title in the Kids Book of series is the story of Canada's first transcontinental railway and the thousands of people who made the dream of a united Canada a reality. This is also a look at the freight trains, school trains, troop trains and passenger trains that helped shape a country, the people who worked and rode on them and what our railway system looks like today.

About the Authors

Deborah Hodge

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John Mantha has illustrated 14 previous books, including The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, which was nominated for a B.C. Book Prize. He lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

John Mantha is an artist and illustrator. His books include The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts and The Kids Book of Canada's Railway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Commended, Book Design Award, Alcuin Society
Editorial Review

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a remarkable story, and this informative new book from Kids Can does quite a good job of presenting it.—Quill & Quire

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