Cryptic Canada

By Natalie Hyde and Matt Hammill

From 8 to 12 | 48, color

While Canada cannot lay claim to wonders like the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge of England, or ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Canada is by no means lacking for stories of intrigue and adventure. From buried treasure to ice mummies to bootleggers to shipwrecks, curious readers need look no further than Cryptic Canada to discover seven of the country’s most engaging unsolved mysteries. 

Beginning with the ongoing hunt in Nova Scotia for the legendary treasure of Captain Kidd and his crew, moving to the discovery of the mummified Franklin Expedition in Nunavut by modern-day scientists, and ending with an exploration of the Great Lakes Triangle phenomenon (with several other exciting stories in between), this book has something for every adventurous reader. 

Each chapter, bursting with illustrations by Matt Hammill and color photographs, ends with an interview with an expert in the field, who answers questions kids will be eager to ask after reading about each mysterious case.
Cool to think about, especially since it's on - or near - home-turf. - Booklist
Readers don't have to be natural-born Canucks to relish these puzzling mysteries associated with intriguing settings. - Books for Kids
Hyde will engage young readers with the snappy writing style, easy flowing stories, and the visually interesting pages. - Resource Links
Who knows, this could be just the thing that sparks a love of history or archaeology in your child! - Shelf Candy
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Red Cedar Information Book Award, 2013
Best Bets for Children List, Ontario Library Association, 2012
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2013
Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Express Award, 2014
Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2014

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