Wow Canada!

Wow Canada!

By Vivien Bowers , Dan Hobbs and Dianne Eastman

From 8 to 12 | 160 pages

The multi-award-winning Wow Canada! is an original, witty, and fabulously informative cross-country excursion, done scrapbook style. This 10th anniversary edition is sure to win over new audiences, who will treasure this celebratory look at all things Canadian.

Join 12-year-old Guy, his younger sister Rachel, and their parents as they dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean, hop in their car, and set off to see the country from west to east. The family's surprise-filled travels take them from one end of the country to the other, even up to Nunavut. Honest and downright hilarious, Guy is the perfect narrator for this national odyssey; his wry backseat observations are a hit with young readers.

Wow Canada! features fun and funny bits of Canadian trivia; postcards and e-mails from Guy and Rachel to their friends back home; stamps, souvenirs, photos, and drawings; panoramic map art for each province and territory; humorous sidebars, such as "Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good," "Guy's Family Car Trip Survival Tips," “According to Mom;” Bucko Beaver cartoon strips; and more! This rollicking, informative, and absorbing tour of Canada’s many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the nation.

"This is probably the best Canadian travel book written for pre-teens. Wow Canada! is guaranteed to stimulate a youngster's urge to explore the country." - The Globe and Mail
"Finally! A textbook that won’t bore kids! It all adds up to a stimulating, funny, kid-friendly, and detailed look at a fascinating country that just might inspire family educational trips, as well as teach kids about Canada." - Kirkus Reviews
The thoughtful and humorous presentation distinguishes this book from others on the subject...A lively, valuable addition. - School Library Journal
Lighthearted yet informative, Wow Canada! is a terrific traveler’s companion and armchair read. Highly recommended. - Children’s Literature Journal
An awesome read, unlike any book about Canada you've ever seen. - Toronto Star
…make[s] you want to hop in a car and start exploring Canada right away. - Quill & Quire, 31/12/1969
a refreshing discovery and celebration of our country’s many splendors. - Doctor’s Review, 31/12/1969
…a gorgeous looking specimen…a fun read and a great way to keep back-seat vacationers entertained. - EnRoute Magazine, 31/12/1969
Alberta Children's Choice Awards, Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2001
Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2002
BC Book Prizes, Sheila A. Egoff Award, 2000
British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, 2002
Canadian Booksellers Association, Libris Award, Non-fiction Title of the Year, 2000
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Starred Selection, 2000
Canadian Science Writers' Association, Science in Society Award, 2000
Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2000

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