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It Seemed Like a Good Idea…: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs

  • Softcover
  • Ted Staunton, Will Staunton


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A hilarious collection of misfires, creative solutions, dumb luck — and startling victories! Where else but Canada would you find a town that turns its main street into a giant tubing run? Or witness a Mission Impossible-style heist where a thief drops down through the ceiling and makes off with over $120,000 worth of hockey sticks? Not to mention the slippery — or was that sticky? — bandits who stole 20,000 litres of maple syrup … And where else would you find an aircraft carrier made out of blocks of ice, a man building a miniature version of the entire country, or a moose giving you a carwash? It all makes perfect sense, really. Living in Canada means responding uniquely to a unique environment. And it's our — sometimes highly questionable — ideas that makes us who we are. In an engaging, hilarious and always fascinating exploration of geography, history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art … and giant roadside attractions — this is our nation at its most jaw-droppingly unusual and innovative. Though we can poke fun at ourselves, readers will walk away with a sense that there is so much to celebrate about what it means to be Canadian.

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Title: It Seemed Like a Good Idea…: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs

ISBN: 9781443113120

Mastermind number: 218507

Shipping weight (lbs): 0.79

Package dimensions (inches): 9.03 x 6.01 x 0.42

Author: Ted Staunton, Will Staunton

Format: Softcover

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Pages: 168

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