The Kids Book of Canada's Railway

Deborah Hodge
John Mantha

November 7, 1885, marked the completion of one of the longest, most expensive, most challenging engineering feats in the world --- the Canadian Pacific Railway. A ribbon of steel now united Canada from east to west. It took 30 000 workers less than five years to cross the wild land.

This title in the Kids Book of series is the story of Canada's first transcontinental railway and the thousands of people who made the dream of a united Canada a reality. This is also a look at the freight trains, school trains, troop trains and passenger trains that helped shape a country, the people who worked and rode on them and what our railway system looks like today.

978-1-55453-256-8 | Oct 16, 2019
List Price: USD $14.95, CAD $14.95
4-color 8.5 x 11 48 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a remarkable story, and this informative new book from Kids Can does quite a good job of presenting it.”
— Quill & Quire, September 2000
2003 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2001 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Winner
2001 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2001 - Book Design Award, Alcuin Society, Commended
2001 - Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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