Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe

May 6, 2017|
Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe by J.C. Villamere
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This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book.

If you''ve ever wondered

  • Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy?
  • Does the iconic beaver really represent us better than The Littlest Hobo?
  • Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it''s made out to be?
then this book is for you.

Is Canada even real? It''s a question that''s being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister''s assertion that Santa lives here.

In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that''s the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger?

Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real - if only in your imagination.
J.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you''re in charge of keeping it that way.
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Title:Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the Worl...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.8 inPublished:May 6, 2017Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459738837

ISBN - 13:9781459738836

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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