Now You Know Canada by Doug Lennox (Review)

now you know canada

Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday comes this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history, famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between. In these pages, you’ll learn the answers to questions like:

Where did the word Canuck come from?
How did an aristocratic French girl become a Canadian Robinson Crusoe?
What famous explorer played hockey in the Arctic?
Who was the first black woman elected to Canada’s Parliament?
What unlikely team beat Canada for the gold medal for hockey in the 1936 Winter Olympics?
How did the Halifax Explosion occur?

208 pages

Published on June 27th 2017

The subtitle of this book is “150 Years of Fascinating Facts” – I’m not sure that I would go so far as saying fascinating, but there was certainly some interesting stuff in here.

Written to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this gives information about all kinds of things ranging from political figures (many of whom I had never heard of), geographical details, historical details about the rebellions (I never knew there were any), information about different spots, athletes and celebrities. Like I say, interesting, but not necessarily fascinating.

I imagine that anyone who is fascinated by trivia would love this, as I expect would any Canadians. I definitely learned stuff from this, although I’m not sure how useful it will be, or how long I will be able to remember it for!!

Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Finished on June 3rd 2017


You can buy the book here if you wish

Now You Know Canada by Doug Lennox



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