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Children's Nonfiction General

Kids Book of Canadian Prime Ministers, The

by (author) Pat Hancock

illustrated by John Mantha

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2005
General, Post-Confederation (1867-), Activity Books
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 1998
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


In this title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series, meet the 21 prime ministers who have governed Canada since 1867. From Sir John A. Macdonald to Paul Martin, this book highlights the history of Canada with a focus on its government and the people who have led it. Kids will learn about each prime minister, their background, their family and their career milestones. Quick facts, quotes, surprising trivia and a historical timeline provide a comprehensive and interesting description of each prime minister's term in office and the mark they left on Canadian history.

About the authors


Pat Hancock is the author of the four books in the popular Haunted Canada series and four books in the bestselling Crazy Canadian Trivia series, all published by Scholastic Canada. Pat brings boundless enthusiasm to her research and writing, and shares a reference-filled house with her husband in Toronto, Ontario.


Pat Hancock's profile page

John Mantha is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. John is the illustrator of twenty-six books including The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration.

John Mantha's profile page


  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association

Editorial Reviews

This attractive and informative book fills a real need. Entries for each of the 20 PMs, which range from two to five pages depending on their length of time in office, provide a good balance of serious social studies and lighter human detail, ... The book is skillfully designed to blend the formal with the casual, and to present solid information in an appealing, user-friendly format.

Quill and Quire

The Kids Book of Canadian Prime Ministers bring the history of Canada's prime ministers and their families to life by relating them to the wider historical context in a colourful and meaningful way ...

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