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Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Explorers

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Tony Meers

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Meet five amazing adventurers and learn about their historic Canadian journeys. Meet five explorers whose travels opened up our country! Packed full of illustrations and photographs, this book includes the biographies of Pierre de La Verendrye and Samuel Hearne, as well as Jacques Cartier, who gave Canada its name; Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec; and David Thompson, the man who mapped close to four million square kilometres of Canada and is still considered one of the world's greatest geographers. Canadian Explorers includes a table of contents, historic photographs and full colour art, and is perfect for curriculum use.

About the Authors
Maxine Trottier has written many award-winning children’s books, including The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children), Claire’s Gift (Mr. Christie’s Book Award), Sister to the Wolf (Society of School Librarians International Honor Book) and Under a Shooting Star (Geoffrey Bilson Award Finalist). She was inspired to write Migrant after spending summers in Leamington, Ontario, where she encountered many Mennonites from Mexico.
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Maxine Trottier has written many award-winning children’s books, including The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children), Claire’s Gift (Mr. Christie’s Book Award), Sister to the Wolf (Society of School Librarians International Honor Book) and Under a Shooting Star (Geoffrey Bilson Award Finalist). She was inspired to write Migrant after spending summers in Leamington, Ontario, where she encountered many Mennonites from Mexico.
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Contributor Notes

Maxine Trottier has a passion for history. She has written many children's books involving our country's past, including the five previous Scholastic Canada Biographies.Trottier is also a Mr. Christie's Book Award winner for Claire's Gift.

Awards
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
Editorial Review

Praise for Scholastic Canada Biographies:

"[I]nteresting reading for children...precise language and clear explanations." -CM Magazine

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Canadian Explorers (Scholastic Canada Biographies)

Read the true stories of five amazing adventurers who explored Canada: Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Cartier, Pierre de la Vérendrye, Samuel Hearne and David Thompson.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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