Legends in Their Time: Young Heroes and Victims of Canada

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Dundurn, Feb 3, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages

A remarkable cast of past and present young Canadians stride across the pages of Legends In Their Time, each having a significant role to play in Canadian history. Beginning in the 1500s and moving on into the 20th century, each chapter contributes insights into the evolution of Canada as a nation.

Author George Sherwood's thorough research and his scene setting bring to life the heroic accomplishments and tragic exploits that make Canada's story a fascinating and entertaining account. Included are explorer Etienne Brule; Osborne Anderson, survivor of Harper's Ferry; inventor Armand Bombardier; human rights activist Toy Jin "Jean" Wong; and the heroic Terry Fox, to name but a few of the extraordinary lives that are chronicled. Complementing the text are historic photographs and original artwork by award-winning artist Stewart Sherwood.

"For those who think Canada lacks heroes or Canada does not honour its heroes, Legends In Their Time is the book for you. Extensively researched and written in an engaging style, it recognizes that heroes and heroines come in many forms, as shown in the richness of our history.â??
- John Myers, Teacher Educator, OISE/UT

 

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Contents

Domagaya and Taignoagny Iroquois Heroes and Victims
1
Étienne Brûlé First Coureur de Bois
11
Madeleine Jarret Heroine of Verchères
21
John Tanner Ojibwa Odyssey
33
Billy Green Hero of Stoney Creek
43
Osborne Anderson Survivor of Harpers Ferry
55
Anna Swan Nova Scotias Giantess
67
Fred Bagley Youngest Mountie
77
The Baby Derby Escaping the Great Depression
135
Erwin Schild Accidental Immigrant
149
Steven Truscott A Struggle for Justice
161
Marilyn Bell Swimming for the Glory of Canada
173
Wayne Gretzky The Great One
181
Terry Fox A Marathon of Hope
195
NOTES
207
BIBLIOGRAPHY
242

George Green A Home Child in Ontario
89
Alan McLeod First World War Air Ace
103
Armand Bombardier Inventor of the Snowmobile
113
Toy Jin Jean Wong Spirit of the Dragon
123

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About the author (2006)

George Sherwood retired from teaching high school history after thirty-three years with the Toronto District School Board, but continues to teach Canadian History at Woodsworth College at the University of Toronto, where he has been an instructor in the Academic Bridging Program for the past thirty years.

He and his wife live in Toronto, but enjoy their summers in Bala, Muskoka, where they have a cottage on the beautiful Moon River, where much time is spent with their family, including grandchildren. George is currently working on his next book focusing on Canadian history.

Stewart Sherwood, brother of George, is an accomplished artist whose work has appeared on several covers of Maclean’s, commemorative Canadian coins, a number of collector plates and in countless other areas. The recipient of numerous awards, he continues to work from his studio in Markham, Ontario.

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