From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-From borrowed names like Delhi and Egypt Lake to truly homegrown names like Tuktoyaktuk and Kuujjuaq, from those that honor individuals to others that are bound to catch children's attention like Tickle Beach, Canadian place names are definitely colorful. Hughes has pulled together anecdotes, historical facts, and legends about the names of villages, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, provinces, and more from across the country. The book is divided into categories such as "Dazed and Confused: Misspellings, Mispronunciations, and Plain Old Misnamings"; "For Real?: Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Place Names"; and "Murder, Mayhem, and Missing Men: Names of Notoriety." This organization helps to keep the subject matter lively and easy to read. Colorful illustrations appear throughout, and the design includes highlighted text boxes, giving the pages a bright and inviting appearance. Overall, this is an enjoyable and informative read and, like others in the series, it offers an entertaining approach to history.Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada
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This is an enjoyable and informative read and, like other is the series, it offers an entertaining approach to history. (Laura Reed School Library Journal