Wow Canada!: Exploring This Land From Coast to Coast to Coast

by Vivien Bowers
Illustrator Dan Hobbs, Dianne Eastman

Owlkids Books Inc. | January 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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The multi-award-winning Wow Canada! is an original, witty, and fabulously informative cross-country excursion, done scrapbook style. This 10th anniversary edition is sure to win over new audiences, who will treasure this celebratory look at all things Canadian. Join 12-year-old Guy, his younger sister Rachel, and their parents as they dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean, hop in their car, and set off to see the country from west to east. The family''s surprise-filled travels take them from one end of the country to the other, even up to Nunavut. Honest and downright hilarious, Guy is the perfect narrator for this national odyssey; his wry backseat observations are a hit with young readers. Wow Canada! features fun and funny bits of Canadian trivia; postcards and e-mails from Guy and Rachel to their friends back home; stamps, souvenirs, photos, and drawings; panoramic map art for each province and territory; humorous sidebars, such as "Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good," "Guy''s Family Car Trip Survival Tips," "According to Mom;" Bucko Beaver cartoon strips; and more! This rollicking, informative, and absorbing tour of Canada''s many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the nation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897349831

ISBN - 13: 9781897349830

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Wow Canada!: Exploring This Land From Coast to Coast to Coast

Wow Canada!: Exploring This Land From Coast to Coast to Coast

by Vivien Bowers
Illustrator Dan Hobbs, Dianne Eastman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.87 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897349831

ISBN - 13: 9781897349830

About the Book

A car trip across Canada doesn't sound like much fun to 11-year-old Guy, especially with his little sister in tow -- but even he's won over as the adventure begins. As his family treks from coast to coast, and even up into the territories, Guy finds that Canada is surprisingly... "interesting." His wry observations offer an honest, engaging look at Canada's culture, history, natural wonders, and most famous sights. The 3-D scrapbook-style design, featuring wacky postcards, Guy's cartoons, and incredible photographs, complements the fast pace and truly original style of this remarkably entertaining guide.

From the Publisher

The multi-award-winning Wow Canada! is an original, witty, and fabulously informative cross-country excursion, done scrapbook style. This 10th anniversary edition is sure to win over new audiences, who will treasure this celebratory look at all things Canadian. Join 12-year-old Guy, his younger sister Rachel, and their parents as they dip their toes in the Pacific Ocean, hop in their car, and set off to see the country from west to east. The family''s surprise-filled travels take them from one end of the country to the other, even up to Nunavut. Honest and downright hilarious, Guy is the perfect narrator for this national odyssey; his wry backseat observations are a hit with young readers. Wow Canada! features fun and funny bits of Canadian trivia; postcards and e-mails from Guy and Rachel to their friends back home; stamps, souvenirs, photos, and drawings; panoramic map art for each province and territory; humorous sidebars, such as "Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good," "Guy''s Family Car Trip Survival Tips," "According to Mom;" Bucko Beaver cartoon strips; and more! This rollicking, informative, and absorbing tour of Canada''s many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the nation.

About the Author

Vivien Bowers appreciates kids'' tireless curiosity, and satisfies it with high-energy non-fiction. With over 20 years of writing experience, she has garnered numerous awards and nominations. She is the author of Crazy About Canada! and That''s Very Canadian! She lives in Nelson, BC, where she enjoys escaping to the wilderness to ski, hike, or canoe.

DAN HOBBS grew up in Oshawa, ON, reading comic books. He attended art school and after graduation began his own design company called Angry Cow. To this day he enjoys success with his company, where he illustrates for advertisements, books, newspapers, and magazines. He also teaches illustration at Sheridan College. He lives with his wife and children in Oakville, ON.

DIANNE EASTMAN lives in Maynooth, ON.

DIANNE EASTMAN lives in Maynooth, ON.

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Wow Canada! is a fun approach to learning everything there is to know about Canada.

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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