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Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Inventors

by (author) Maxine Trottier

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2004
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780439969703
    Publish Date
    Mar 2004
    List Price
    $5.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

Five fascinating biographies of some of the most famous Canadian inventors who ever lived. From Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone, to James Naismith and the game of basketball, this book is written in easy-to-understand language and is a terrific introduction to Canadians who have changed how we live today

About the author

Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.Maxine spent 31 years working as an educator in elementary classrooms, guiding children toward literacy. The students in her class, who of course thought of her only as their teacher, saw each step in the creation of a new work. They heard the unillustrated story, saw the roughs, and were the first to view the finished book.Maxine lives with her husband William and their two Yorkies, Ceilidh and Moon. They divide their year between Port Stanley, Ontario on Lake Erie, and Newman s Cove, Newfoundland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Both are wonderful places to write.

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Awards

  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

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