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O Canada! Her Story
Historical Narratives and Biographies that Tell Her Story
Grade Level: 4-8 grades
Page Count: 320 Softcover
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O Canada! Her Story takes you on a grand tour of Canada through the ages.
Historical narratives and biographies tell her story in a creative and lively way that draws the
reader in, grabbing his or her attention from the start. Learn about the people who dwelt in this
land before the Europeans arrived, the vikings who discovered and temporarily settled this
territory, the immigration and emigration of various people groups, the heroes who have shaped the
face of this nation and the people who adore their beloved homeland.
This book will be heartily enjoyed by Canadians, of course, but is a must-read for all students,
especially Americans. Canada, the second largest of all nations on our planet, is also one of the
most over-looked. Its history is all-but-forgotten in world history textbooks and its people
largely ignored. This is surprising and unthinkable, for the story of this broad and gorgeous
nation is also fascinating and world-changing.
Here's what parents are saying about O Canada! Her Story:
"O Canada! is a terrific "living history" book with true stories from across this beautiful
country of ours. I am Canadian, and I learned quite a bit - even about things I'd never heard of
before, which surprised me! My particular favourite is "Canada's School on Wheels" - about the
first ever travel-schooling. We will be using this book in our homeschool history & geography
studies this year, and I know the chapter on vikings (and their dogs) will be a big hit with my two
children especially. Just one note of caution to parents [with especially tender-hearted children]
- true stories can be very sad at times." - Kimberly C.
"O Canada! is a glimpse into the interesting stories in Canadian History. My Littles loved the
story of Bjorn the Lundehund, and were amazed at the tale of Canada’s School on Wheels. There are
stories of Canadian History that even their history-buff Mom didn’t know! Ms. Akins is a courageous
writer to have taken unique approaches to each story, which is new and refreshing. I’m sure this
will be a special book on our shelves for years to come!" - Shannon R.