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At Vimy Ridge: Canada's Greatest World War I Victory Paperback – Mar 1 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada (March 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439949823
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439949828
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.4 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At Vimy Ridge is a natural follow-up to Toronto editor and author Hugh Brewster's successful On Juno Beach. The storming of Vimy Ridge on Easter Monday, 1917, is generally accepted as a defining moment in the development of Canadian national identity, and this book does a fine job of placing it in context for younger readers. Beginning with the outbreak of war, Brewster leads the reader through the formation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and its baptism of fire at Ypres and on the Somme. The heart of the book charts the meticulous preparations for the battle and the attack itself. There are spreads on the novel artillery techniques used, mining beneath the enemy trenches, and the battle for the skies above. The last few pages cover the Armistice, the significance of Vimy, and the famous memorial. As with On Juno Beach, the book is attractively designed and rich in photographs, paintings, and explanatory maps. The informative and readable text is given a personal dimension by the scattered quotes from letters, the most poignant being a farewell from a young Vancouver lieutenant written the day before he was killed. For those who want to go farther, there is a short bibliography of books and websites, an index, and a glossary. -- Quill and Quire, January 2007 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Hugh Brewster won both the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards in 1998 for Anastasia's Album. He is also the author of the best-selling Inside the Titanic and co-author of 882½ Amazing Answers to All Your Questions About the Titanic and To Be A Princess. Brewster's On Juno Beach has received rave reviews and was a finalist for the Silver Birch Award.


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By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 21 2009
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Hugh Brewster has compiled an amazing book. He combines his words telling the story, quotes from those involved in the events, artwork and historical photographs depicting the events. Even though this book is listed for children, it can really be a great book for anyone to read. There were numerous facts about the war, and specifically this battle, that I was unaware of. There is also a great bibliography so that the reader can go further; also a great index and glossary for any terms the reader is unfamiliar with. This is an excellent book for readers of all ages about events in Canadian history that we can never allow ourselves to forget.
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Perfect for adults and students.
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Excellent pictoral book. I bought this for my husband whose Grandfather was at Vimy Ridge. Many photos that he had not seen. Highly recommended.
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Hugh Brewster has compiled an amazing book. He combines his words telling the story, quotes from those involved in the events, artwork and historical photographs depicting the events. Even though this book is listed for children, it can really be a great book for anyone to read. There were numerous facts about the war, and specifically this battle, that I was unaware of. There is also a great bibliography so that the reader can go further; also a great index and glossary for any terms the reader is unfamiliar with. This is an excellent book for readers of all ages about events in Canadian history that we can never allow ourselves to forget.


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