Vancouver Kids

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Brindle and Glass, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 230 pages

Children and teenagers stroll between the skyscrapers in Vancouver and experience the city in a different way than 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

A promise to readers p
1
Kwexiliya later known as Madeline Deighton 1871 p
23
Vancouver is Burning A daughter in the Irving family 1886 p
41
Minnie McCord 1887 p
59
William Roedde 1900 p
81
George Lavery 1911 p
101
Bertha Patterson 1933 p
121
Duncan May 1935 p
133
MasYamamoto 1942 p
153
Dawnne Blaker 1954 p
165
Judy Bau 1971 p
175
Bira Bindra 1977 p
187
Eric Butler 1986 p
197
Nora OCallaghan 2010 p
207
Molly Butler 2011 p
219
Acknowledgments p
228

Keith Beedie 1940 p
143

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About the author (2011)

Lesley McKnightmoved 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.

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