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Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Heroes

by Maxine Trottier

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Read fascinating biographies of five heroic Canadians who have confronted danger or adversity in brave, resourceful and admirable ways. Included are Madeleine de Verchères, the young defender of the family fort in New France; Dr. Norman Bethune, the innovative surgeon of war-torn Spain and China; Sergeant Tommy Prince, whose daring exploits made him the most decorated Native Canadian soldier; Terry Fox and his inspirational Marathon of Hope for cancer research; and Roberta Bondar, the first female Canadian explorer of space.

About the Author
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.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3 to 4
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year

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Canadian Heroes (Scholastic Canada Biographies)

A glimpse of our history through fascinating biographies of five Canadians who have confronted adversity in resourceful and admirable ways: Madeleine de Verchères, Dr. Norman Bethune, Sergeant Tommy Prince, Terry Fox and Roberta Bondar. Includes photos and illustrations.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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