This book is a treasure throve of information. Through illustrations and information from the author, this book is a must read for all Canadians. I learned so much about our great and vast country from this book. It is quite immeasurable.
From Nunavut’s Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, this book explores the many fascinating places that make up Canada.
The author, Christopher Moore is one of the country’s foremost historians. He brings each province and territory to life, drawing together history and politics, the famous and the infamous, the people, places, and industries that have defined a nation.
For good measure, the author has added a few fun elements into the book such as a recipe for poutine rapee, a Newfoundland dictionary, and a roster of daredevils who’ve braved Niagara Falls among them. He adds these details as a way to spice up this fact-filled text.
The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 140 modern and archival photographs and 110 original pieces by the well-known artist Bill Slavin. The book also contains maps of each of the provinces and territories, a list of further readings, and a useful index.
Together, this book is a great read for young and old. It can also be used for school projects.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth