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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2013

Canadian Disasters: 43 True Stories Canadian Title

By Rene Schmidt   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443124409 Paperback
176 Pages | 5.26" x 7.61" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780439949361 Paperback
192 Pages | 5.26" x 7.58" | Ages 0 & Up

Includes new information about recent headline-grabbing Canadian disasters! "Disasters can occur anywhere, and to anybody. You could be involved in a disaster today or tomorrow."

Exciting, brief documentary-style items on some of the worst and most famous disasters that have taken place in Canada, from the doomed Franklin expedition to the Springhill Mine disasters and the SARS epidemic, from the Red River flood to Hurricane Juan. The stories not only chronicle well-known disasters, but how people struggled to survive or pitched in to help others during these trying times.

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Praise for the previous edition:

"Schmidt does an excellent job of making these incidents come alive... [the book] will be devoured by young readers who are, like most of the human race, fascinated by disaster." —CM Magazine