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Shocking Stories for Curious Kids

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If you want a kid's attention, talk to them about buried treasure. Shipwrecks. Master thieves. And of course, former teachers turned Niagara Falls barrel-surfers.
Cryptic Canada

Cryptic Canada

Unsolved Mysteries from Coast to Coast
by Natalie Hyde
illustrated by Matt Hammill
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

While Canada cannot lay claim to wonders like the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge of England, or ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Canada is by no means lacking for stories of intrigue and adventure. From buried treasure to ice mummies to bootleggers to shipwrecks, curious readers need look no further than Cryptic Canada to discover seven of the country’s most engaging unsolved mysteries.  Beginning with the ongoing hunt in Nova Scotia for the legendary treasure of Captain Kidd and his crew, m …

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Robbers!

Robbers!

True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged : law & crime

Determined to beat the odds, professional thieves spend their lives figuring out ingenious ways to steal other people’s possessions.

In ROBBERS! you’ll uncover the dirt on eight cunning master thieves, including: -Master-of-disguise Willie Sutton, who robbed banks in costume -D. B. Cooper, who hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000, and parachuted to safety -London’s Great Train Robbers, who held up a moving train to pull off one of the largest ever hauls of banknotes

Each story offers a glimps …

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The Dreadful Truth: Canadian Crime

The Dreadful Truth: Canadian Crime

by Ted Staunton
illustrated by Remie Geoffroi
edition:Paperback
tagged : law & crime

Wild and bizarre crime stories from Canada's past
A look at the funny, sad, and sometimes mysterious history of crime in Canada. Author Ted Staunton presents history with humour and candour as he tells about the thieves, murderers, tricksters and traitors that rarely find their way into history books.
With cartoon-like illustrations in every chapter, this book reveals the antics of some of our more infamous citizens. There are tales of swindle, political bribery, rum-running and missing person …

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At the Edge

At the Edge

Daring Acts in Desperate Times
edition:Paperback

Over twenty true-life stories about life-threatening situations and the wrenching choices made by the people facing them. In this compelling book, readers are presented with true accounts of desperate situations, and the split-second decisions that people were forced to make. Many of the stories focus on Canadian experiences, while the rest have emerged from around the world.- A young man in Nunavut fights off a polar bear to save his friend.- A Canadian peacekeeper in the Congo risks his own li …

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Duped!

Duped!

True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : law & crime

As long as there have been people willing to believe the unbelievable, people have been duped. In the best storytelling tradition, readers can follow the tales of:

• How the Nazis planned to destroy the British economy during World War II by flooding the world with millions of fake British banknotes • How an infamous radio broadcast had American citizens convinced that Martians were invading the country • How one of the 20th century’s most elaborate scams — conducting tours to the lost …

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Haunted Canada 7

Haunted Canada 7

Chilling True Tales
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback

 

The seventh book in the bestselling series of spooky true Canadian stories . . . read it with the lights on!

In this terrifying collection of all new haunted stories, author Joel A. Sutherland has put together the creepiest, most bone-chilling tales from coast to coast, including:

  • A river wraith that kills anyone who sets eyes upon it in Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan
  • The ghost of a boy who plays pranks and terrifies theatre staff in the basement of the Centaur Theatre in Montreal, Quebec
  • Supern …
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Queen of the Falls

Queen of the Falls

edition:Hardcover

She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, andholding her father’s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer.

 

That’s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage letthem get to it?

 

At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before—she woul …

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