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Innovation Nation: How Canadian Innovators Made The World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer…

byDavid Johnston, Tom Jenkins

Hardcover | October 10, 2017

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This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday.

Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance.
     From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.
One of Canada's most respected and beloved governors general, DAVID JOHNSTON is a graduate of Harvard, Cambridge and Queen's universities. He served as dean of law at Western University, principal of McGill University and president of the University of Waterloo. He is the author or co-author of twenty-five books, holds honorary doctora...
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Title:Innovation Nation: How Canadian Innovators Made The World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer…Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10.31 × 7.81 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735263019

ISBN - 13:9780735263017

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY INFORMATIVE My 4th grade daughter loves reading this book- very informative.
Date published: 2017-11-26

Editorial Reviews

One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)"3.5/4… this collection of ideas gives a fascinating look at Canada's contributions to the world and is a fitting tribute to its century and a half as a country… Co-authors Governor-General David Johnston and innovator/entrepreneur Tom Jenkins both bring extensive educational expertise to this volume, along with a desire to encourage young readers to embrace innovative activities and programs… Highly Recommended" --CM Magazine"[R]eminds us just how ingenious Canadians are, despite our golly-gosh-shucks tendency to downplay our accomplishments… Bright illustrations by Josh Holinaty swirl around each page of text to evoke the brilliance of fun and curiosity." --Quill & Quire