Synopses & Reviews
What could be more fun than a cross-country car trip with your parents and your younger sister? Twelve-year-old Guy can think of lots of things, but even he's won over with this adventure. His family's surprise-filled travels take them from one end of Canada to the other, even up to Nunavut, the newest territory. Curious but cool, Guy is the perfect narrator on this national odyssey. Honest, and often downright hilarious, his wry backseat observations, as well as those of his younger sister, Rachel, will be a hit with young readers. Their engaging tales will make this one car trip that anyone would want to take
This rollicking, informative and absorbing discovery of Canada's many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the country. Author Vivien Bowers has a keen sense of what appeals to young readers, and she turns up new information that captures the spirit of the many regions that make up Canada.
Guaranteed to delight and inform, Wow Canada is filled with: amazing Canadian facts Canada's historical wonders wacky postcards from Canada's odd corners cartoon adventures of Bucko Beaver photos and illustrations of Canada's most famous sights...and some hidden gems
The 3-D scrapbook-style design, bright artwork and stunning photographs complement the fast pace and refreshing style of this bountiful book. Humorous sidebars appear throughout, such as Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good and Exceedingly Weird bits of Canadian Trivia. According to Mom explains the natural history of Canada, while Dad's scientific knowledge is imparted in According to Dad. Each chapter concludes with a list of even more Places to Go and Things We'll Do Next Time, and providesreaders with the best provincial Websites on the Net. Gorgeous, panoramic artscapes by Dan Hobbs open each chapter as the intrepid family makes their way across each province and territory.
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.
The multi-award-winning Wow Canada! has steadily wowed readers with its original, witty, and fabulously informative cross-country excursion. This thoroughly updated edition is filled with amazing facts, historical wonders, and descriptions, photos, and illustrations of Canada's most famous sights and hidden gems and#151; it's the perfect accessory for that family car trip across Canada. Eleven-year-old Guy and his family travel from province to province and#151; and even up to Canadaand#8217;s territories! Guy is the ideal narrator, curious but cool and always armed with a wry comment. Incredible sidebar material offers moments of respite from the familyand#8217;s high-speed travels, making Wow Canada! both the perfect car trip guidebook and a fantastic armchair travel book.