Vancouver Kids

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Brindle and Glass, Aug 4, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages

Children and teenagers stroll between the skyscrapers in Vancouver, and experience the city in a different way that adults do. They have helped Vancouver transform from humble trading post to towering metropolis, yet how often are they asked to tell their side of the story? Vancouver Kids is a collection of tales about the unforgettable young people of the city of Vancouver. Based on personal interviews and thorough archival research, each true story is narrated in the voice of a young Vancouverite. Join in the adventure as these kids dodge the first cars on newly paved streets, watch the famous Stanley Park take shape, gaze up at brand new high-rises, and even learn the secrets—and dangers—behind big city crime.

Vancouver Kids arrives just in time to celebrate the 125th birthday of the city of Vancouver. It is the fifth book in the Courageous Kids series, which includes Kidmonton: Stories of River City Kids, Rocky Mountain Kids, Island Kids, and Northern Kids. For more about this exciting series, please visit www.courageouskids.ca.

 

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Contents

My Friend the Rat
Dont Be Such a Chicken
Broken Promises
V is for VictoryT is for Trouble
The War That Took My Rights Away
Nickels on Pender Street
Just Concentrate
Going Out for the Team

That Fearsome Iron Horse
The Bear That Saw Lace Underwear
My Lucky Automobile Accident
House Girl
Robbery of the Century
Never Eat Ice Cream Before Hamburgers
The Day I Danced for the Entire World
Biking Backwards
Acknowledgements
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Lesley McKnight moved to Vancouver as a child and lives there with her husband and three children. For the past ten years she has been a freelance researcher and writer, and her articles have been published in places like The Globe & Mail and the Vancouver Courier.

Please follow Lesley on Twitter at @LesleyMcKnight.

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