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The Story of Canada Paperback – Dec 27 2007


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Kids; 5 edition (Dec 27 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552639282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552639283
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #350,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CanadianMother TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 8 2008
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I am currently reading The Story of Canada with my almost-10 year old daughter for her homeschool history lessons.

I really like the content of this book--the information is broken up into sections short enough that kids don't get overwhelmed, but it is still written like a story, and well written too. The main text is sprinkled with interesting sidebars detailing various aspects of Canada's history--for example, in the section describing the beginnings of the fur trade, there is a box of information detailing how beaver hairs were used to make felt hats in Europe, with drawings of the types of hats that were made with it.

Coloured illustrations, maps and photographs abound in this book, which really make the history come alive.

In all, it's a wonderful book to share with your kids, except that the quality of this particular edition is sadly lacking. The cover is very thin and floppy. Our book got a bit of water spilled on the cover, and it quickly soaked right through so that the first third of the book is now wrinkled and water damaged. In a large reference book such as this I would expect to see a much thicker and better quality cover that would not be damaged so quickly and easily.

I do highly recommend the book, but if you do buy it you would do well to find it in hardcover.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Ordered this hoping it was in the condition as described, and I am more than pleased! It's in better condition than expected, was received 3-4 days earlier than anticipated, and was well-packaged ensuring it stayed in good shape until I got it. Very happy.
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Brilliant March 21 2013
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I've bought three of these books over the years. The first for my son who is now 27 and now I've begun buying them for my grandchildren. Easy and incredibly interesting for any aged reader. Chock full of information - big events as well as fascinating little titbits. Highly, highly recommended for any Canadian no matter how long their family line is here in Canada,

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