This book is filled with illustrations and photographs, and is written at a level suitable for young Canadians to read to themselves. It includes a table of contents and is perfect for curriculum. Included are the lives of Prime Ministers Sir John A. Macdonald and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, first lay nurse Jeanne Mance, Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and Officer Sam Steele of the North West Mounted Police.
Maxine Trottier is an avid history buff who has written the four previous Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Pioneers, Canadian Greats, Canadian Inventors and Canadian Stars. She has written many other historical children's books including the award-winning Claire's Gift, Laura: A Story of Laura Secord and Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land.
Praise for Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Leaders:
"These high interest stories are great for introducing Canadian figures and are a good purchase for elementary schools and public libraries." -CM Magazine