Product Description: Growing up in rural Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Cyrus Eaton never dreamed he'd become a Nobel Peace Prize-winning billionaire. With fifteen full-color illustrations, the book takes young readers through pastoral scenes of early-twentieth-century Nova Scotia and the Great Depression to midcentury New York and beyond, ending with Eaton's international peace movement based at Pugwash's renowned Thinkers Lodge...read more
9781771083966 | Nimbus Pub Ltd, October 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Growing up in rural Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Cyrus Eaton never dreamed he'd become a Nobel Peace Prize-winning billionaire.
Â Â The fifth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series, Making Contact! tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi, who became the father of wireless communication. Â Â Â Â Â As a boy, Marconi loved science and invention. Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, to a wealthy family, Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library. He was fascinated with radio waves and learned Morse code, the language of the telegraph. A retired telegraph operator taught him how to tap messages on the telegraph machine. At the age of twenty, Marconi realized that no one had invented a wireless telegraph. Determined to find a way to use radio waves to send wireless messages, Marconi found his calling. And, thanks to his persistence, on December 12, 1901, for the first time ever, a wireless signal traveled between two continents. The rest is history.Â Â Â Â Â Monica Kulling's playful, informative text, combined with the compelling illustrations of artist Richard Rudnicki, bring an amazing inventor and his times to life.
Product Description: Mandy and her aunt are spending the day at White Point Beach. They are playing I spy, but Mandy can't see the white-nosed bunny that Aunt Carla spies! On each page, Mandy sees another beautiful part of White Point. There are surfers out in the water and families playing on the beach...read more
Product Description: Two hundred years after his death, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh is still considered one of the greatest leaders of North America's First Peoples. This pictorial biography tells the story of his remarkable life, culminating in the events of the War of 1812...read more
9781554981236 | Groundwood Books, July 24, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Two hundred years after his death, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh is still considered one of the greatest leaders of North America's First Peoples.
Product Description: Dot's family is having a hard time. Her father has work, but her mother is terribly sick, and there is barely enough to make ends meetâand definitely not enough money for a lot of presents this Christmas. In the window of the town's drugstore, Dot sees a beautiful dollhouse that is being raffled away...read more
Product Description: Gracie has a nice, comfortable life in the Public Gardens. Her days are full of swimming in lakes and fountains, napping in bushes, and gobbling up the delicious treats that the visitors to the park bring especially for her. One day Gracie's people stop bringing her food, and to fill up, she has to turn to duck food! Despite herself, she starts to enjoy it...read more