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Canadians All: Portraits of Our People
by Terry Angus, Shirley White | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by JessicaEby of Cambridge, Ontario Canada on 8/28/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by JessicaEby from Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 28, 2017

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My husband and I just got home from a two-week Western Canada roadtrip, and this book came home with us. I bought it at a really cool charity cafe/bookshop in Winnipeg called Sam's Place (if you're ever in 'The Peg,' you should check it out)! I got a great deal on this book, and I'm excited to read some of the bios in it!

In celebration of the sesquicentennial, I have dedicated my 2017 bookcrossing activity to the reading and sharing of Canadian stories. I am registering this book as part of my Canada 150 project!  

Journal Entry 2 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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This book was a great deal, and I'm definitely glad that I bought it. It was a quick read, and it was pretty interesting. It seems like it was some kind of school textbook because it has a list of classroom-type activities after each short bio, but I really don't know what level of school it would have been for. I would have guessed high school from the style of book and the people featured in the bios, but I would have guessed upper elementary based on the suggested activities... I don't know. Anyway, I thought it was a neat book.

I thought it was interesting to find a book of short Canadian bios that was not geared to young kids. I didn't know it was a school book when I first picked it up, so it wasn't actually geared to adults as I thought it might be-- but I don't think it was aimed at really little kids either. It's serious and factual, rather than being jocular as many such books geared to younger kids are. I also thought it was interesting in that the bios are about Canadians from different times and places, who are known for their contributions to a pretty diverse range of fields. The book is from the 1970s, thus it's kind of dated in a couple of ways, but still interesting. Also, it covers some Canadians who were popular in the time when it was written; as these people were fairly young and popular at that time, some of them are still alive and fairly well-known even 40+ years on. I've even gotten to meet one of them within the last few years (the great Ferguson Jenkins-- he threw out the first pitch on a baseball diamond named after my husband's grandfather. We attended the ceremony and got to meet Mr. Jenkins at that time... it was pretty cool)!

I don't know yet when/where I will release this book, but I hope to move it along soon.  

Journal Entry 3 by JessicaEby at Comfort Maple Conservation Area in Pelham, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Released 8 mos ago (10/14/2017 UTC) at Comfort Maple Conservation Area in Pelham, Ontario Canada


I released this book at Comfort Maple Conservation Area at about 5 o'clock this evening. I left it in a protective bag, hanging on a sign explaining the significance of the tree.

I chose the Comfort Maple as my release location for Canadians All because this tree, in light of its size and especially it's age, is seen as a symbol representing all of us Canadians. It has stalwartly weathered storms for more than 500 years now, standing strong and free for all of us since long before there was a Canada as we know it today.

If you've found this book, thanks for picking it up and checking out its journal! If you're new to bookcrossing, welcome. We'd love it if you'd stick around with us a while. I really hope that you enjoy both this book and the whole bookcrossing experience!

This book was released as part of the 2017 "52 Towns in 52 Weeks" Release Challenge. I finished my 52 Towns back in August, but have gone on to Extra Towns now. Pelham is Town #56 for me!  

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