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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Étienne Brûlé First Coureur de Bois
Madeleine Jarret Heroine of Verchères
John Tanner Ojibwa Odyssey
Billy Green Hero of Stoney Creek
Osborne Anderson Survivor of Harpers Ferry
Anna Swan Nova Scotias Giantess
Fred Bagley Youngest Mountie
The Baby Derby Escaping the Great Depression
Erwin Schild Accidental Immigrant
Steven Truscott A Struggle for Justice
Marilyn Bell Swimming for the Glory of Canada
Wayne Gretzky The Great One
Terry Fox A Marathon of Hope

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

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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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