Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World

Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World

Book - 2007
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30 lives that achieved greatness before age 20. No one ever said you had to be a grown-up to do something great. The boys in Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World have proved this to the world. Breaking world records, winning hearts in the limelight, changing the face of the scientific world - these boys have shaken the planet with their achievements.

At 17, Louis Cyr bested the reigning Canadian strongman by lifting a 180 kg granite boulder. Wayne Gretzky was breaking NHL records by the time he was 18. Oscar Peterson won his first radio contest for piano at 14 and was awarded his own 15-minute weekly radio show.

Every day, Canadian boys find new ways to rock the world. This fascinating book profiles young men who are born to greatness as well as young boys who aspire to it.

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781552857991
Branch Call Number: J 305.2351092271 Kyi
Characteristics: 126 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Bagley, Tom


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JewelMcLatchy Mar 05, 2013

Author definitely rocked this one! Great short (2-4 pages per "boy") biographical snippets of fascinating Canadians. Includes Wayne Gretzky, Sam Steele, Elvis Stojko, Oscar Peterson, Jim Carrey, and, my personal favourite - the author behind the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon (have to read the book to find out which Canadian author wrote 19 books from the original series). There is a girls version too

Jul 02, 2011

Nice book with biographies of some famous and not so famous historical figures.

movielover77 Apr 17, 2009

i think this book was NEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only problem: i think Tanya forgot some boys.

allydo5 Apr 14, 2009

boring. there should be a female version for book club

anoudconda Apr 07, 2009

i liked it was so intersting

ringchick Apr 06, 2009

I found that some of the stories in this book were interesting but some of them didint really apeal to me,
I really liked the sports ones ( :

username67877777 Apr 01, 2009

this book looks stupid


canada sucks mississauga rocks

i like this book because it has a cover on it and most books dont i just dont get it

nata5931 Mar 31, 2009

this book was a great read! i loved reading this book because i found out alot about famous men and boys who did great things for the world!!!!!

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

This book looked interesting but turned out boring. It didn't tell alot about the people and it should have had coloured pictures

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sk Mar 30, 2009

This is a non-fiction book about Canadian boys who have done exceptional things in their lives. Jim Carey is included in this book. You'll learn about famous Canadians who have influenced our lives.


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