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It Seemed Like a Good Idea?: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs

ISBN: 9781443113120

Author: Ted and Will Staunton

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Product Information

Grades

4-8

Ages

9-13

Language

English

Book Type

Nonfiction

Format

Paperback

Pages

152

Dimensions

7.54x9.75

Description

A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck and startling victories!

Where else but Canada would you find a town that turns its main street into a giant tubing run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where a thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over $120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery - or was that sticky? bandits who stole 20,000 litres of maple syrup... And where else would you find an aircraft carrier made out of blocks of ice, a man building a miniature version of the entire country, or a moose giving you a carwash?

It all makes perfect sense, really. Living in Canada means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it's our ideas that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art...and giant roadside attractions - this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative.

Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.

Includes full-colour photos and illustrations throughout!

Themes

Activism, Community Involvement, Cleverness & Resourcefulness, Earth, Protecting Our Environment, Social Justice, First Nations, Indigenous

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