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published: Sep 2001
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publisher: Kids Can Press

Kids Book of Canadian Firsts, The

by Valerie Wyatt, illustrated by John Mantha

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ISBN:9781550749656
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

From earth-shattering innovations and amazing inventions to achievements in government, culture and history, Canadians have played a major role in shaping the world. With almost 150 entries --- in categories such as technology, nature, transportation and food --- this title in the Kids Book of series explores the many events and discoveries that are firsts in Canada or the world.

Photographs, coins, stamps, paintings and patent drawings give the book distinctive visual appeal. As well, quotes, profiles, fact boxes and a timeline reveal further information about these unique achievements.

Kids can read about • the first stamp in the world to feature an animal • the world's first chocolate bar • the first dinosaur bones found in Canada • the first light bulb ever --- yes, it was invented in Canada, and not by Thomas Edison!

About the Authors
Valerie Wyatt is an award-winning author more than 14 nonfiction books, many of them about science. She also writes on historical topics and, from time to time, picture books.
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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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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Short-listed, Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, West Coast Book Prize Society

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