Canada In World War I: Outstanding Victories Create A Nation

ISBN-10: 0778703924
ISBN-13: 9780778703921
Author: Clarke, Gordon
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Publication Date: March 2014

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 48

Series: World War I: Remembering The Great War


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Interest Level

Grades 5-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 930L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Careers

Description
This fascinating book describes Canada's coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it meant that Canada, a British colony, was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, but the government faced opposition about conscription from French-speaking Canadians who did not feel a particular loyalty to Britain. In the air, the incredible feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero back home. On the battlefield, Britain came to rely on Canadian soldiers, who had a formidable reputation for taking and holding military objectives when other troops had failed. Find out how the victories of Canadian "shock troops" in battles at Ypres (where they faced mustard gas poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage.