Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 6
- Reading age: 9 to 12
Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
For more than 40 years Canadian orders, decorations, and medals have been used to recognize exemplary citizens for their outstanding contributions to our country and to the world. Although Canada is a relatively young country, we are fortunate to have one of the most comprehensive honours systems in the world.
With the Order of Canada at its centre, the Canadian honours system includes the Victoria Cross, Star of Courage, Order of St. John, General Campaign Star, Canadian Forces Decoration, and a wide variety of other awards.
From the honours of New France to the many British medals awarded to Canadians prior to 1967, the various elements of the modern Canadian honours system are explained. This short book, rich with illustrations and photos, provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honours, who has received them, and how they are bestowed. The book also includes a wearing guide.
About the author
Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen_s University and is the author of more than ten books, including The Beginners Guide to Canadian Honours and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He is private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He lives in Halifax.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens
Review with On Her Majesty's Service:
"...two timely, comprehensive and well-written volumes. Christopher McCreery has once again provided us with valuable reference books on the Canadian Crown."
Canadian Monarchist News
The Beginner’s Guide to Canadian HonoursThis short text, rich with illustrations and photos, provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honour medals, who has received them and how they are bestowed. The book also includes a wearing guide, glossary, useful addresses and Internet links and a further reading section.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.
Other titles by Christopher McCreery
A Resilient Crown
Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee
Canada's Deep Crown
Beyond Elizabeth II, The Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion
Government House Halifax
A Place of History and Gathering
Fifty Years Honouring Canadians
The Order of Canada, 1967–2017
Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre
Rideau Club 1865–2015
Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952-2012
Commemorative Medals of The Queen's Reign in Canada, 1952–2012
Canadian Symbols of Authority
Maces, Chains, and Rods of Office
La feuille d'erable et la Croix-Blanche
The Authentic Voice of Canada
R.B. Bennett Speeches in the House of Lords, 1941-1947