Wow, Canada!: exploring this land from coast to coast to coast

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Maple Tree Press, Oct 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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What could be more fun than a cross-country car trip with your parents and your younger sister? Twelve-year-old Guy can think of lots of things, but even he's won over with this adventure. His family's surprise-filled travels take them from one end of Canada to the other, even up to Nunavut, the newest territory. Curious but cool, Guy is the perfect narrator on this national odyssey. Honest, and often downright hilarious, his wry backseat observations, as well as those of his younger sister, Rachel, will be a hit with young readers. Their engaging tales will make this one car trip that anyone would want to take!

This rollicking, informative and absorbing discovery of Canada's many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the country. Author Vivien Bowers has a keen sense of what appeals to young readers, and she turns up new information that captures the spirit of the many regions that make up Canada.

Guaranteed to delight and inform, Wow Canada! is filled with:

  • amazing Canadian facts
  • Canada's historical wonders
  • wacky postcards from Canada's odd corners
  • cartoon adventures of Bucko Beaver
  • photos and illustrations of Canada's most famous sights...and some hidden gems!

The 3-D scrapbook-style design, bright artwork and stunning photographs complement the fast pace and refreshing style of this bountiful book. Humorous sidebars appear throughout, such as Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good and Exceedingly Weird bits of Canadian Trivia. According to Mom explains the natural history of Canada, while Dad's scientific knowledge is imparted in According to Dad. Each chapter concludes with a list of even more Places to Go and Things We'll Do Next Time, and provides readers with the best provincial Websites on the Net. Gorgeous, panoramic artscapes by Dan Hobbs open each chapter as the intrepid family makes their way across each province and territory.

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User Review  - ydenomy - LibraryThing

I liked the overall style of this informational book. It's narrative format really made it feel like fiction, while adding quick facts, jokes, cartoons and lists kept my attention throughout. Despite ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Vivien Bowers' first book for children, Crime Science: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys (Owl 1997), won the prestigious Science in Society Children's Book Award from the Science Writers' Association, and was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award. An award-winning magazine writer, her articles for adults and children have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Equinox, National Geographic and Ranger Rick. Vivien lives in Nelson, B.C.

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