IT HAPPENED IN CANADA BOOK 2 by Emily -Jane Hills OrfordIT HAPPENED IN CANADA BOOK 2 by Emily -Jane Hills Orford


byEmily -Jane Hills Orford

Paperback | July 22, 2010

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Title:IT HAPPENED IN CANADA BOOK 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 22, 2010Publisher:Baico PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926596714

ISBN - 13:9781926596716


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great insight into what makes a great Canadian! Throughout our school years we learn some of Canada’s history, mostly about our ‘famous’ forefathers and major events. It is not often that we hear of the less prominent individuals, who were the backbone, forming our Canadian heritage. The author, Emily-Jane Hills Orford uses her literary enthusiasm and national pride to bring to us stories of men, women, children, also dogs and what they accomplished to enhance life. The stories are about individuals standing up for personal beliefs, and working hard to live honorable lives with the belief of helping one another. It Happened In Canada, Book 2 brings to life 10 stories portraying similar traits that define true Canadian spirit. Not rich or famous, these people did not need glory, only the satisfaction living the best they could. There is one tragic legend included. Some of the stories are from the author’s own family stories, generations ago, Joseph Downer for example. As a Sergeant in World War1, he knew the magnitude of the chain of command, but questioned his Major’s decision, in protection of his own battalion’s safety. His Sergeants stripes were ripped from him because he showed disobedience. He had followed his beliefs, returning to Corporal position with pride. We read about T.A. Heintzman who held steadfast in his beliefs that everyone, not just the rich had the right to music. He moved to Toronto to build pianos, very successfully. Then there is W.R. MacAskill who risked his life trying to obtain a perfect picture of life at sea. He became a leading figure in the Pictorialist Movement, his photograph of the ‘Bluenose’ was the image on the Canadian 50-cent postage stamp. To this day the image is on license plates of Nova Scotia and on our Canadian dime. Do you know who Canada’s Gentle Giant is? There is so much to learn. This author has indeed led a busy and productive life. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she was raised in Hamilton and London. She had the fortune to study in both England and France as well as in Canada. Emily-Jane Hills Orford holds several degrees in music and teaches over 50 students where she settled in Nepean, Ontario. Family orientated, she balances her music, literary prowess, publishing 10 or more books, with her ever busy family. This relatively short book is laden with Canadian history, complete with photographs, postscripts and a Teacher Resource at the end. I believe both volumes should be a part of our young peoples’ educational curriculum. Highly Reccommended! Reviewer: Cheryl Heinrichs, Allbooks Review @
Date published: 2010-08-22