Colossal Canada

colossalColossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Feats, by Elizabeth Macleod and Frieda Wishinsky

Canada is colossal – no one would doubt that after reading this lively and fascinating compendium of facts about what makes our country unique. The facts include impressive natural phenomena, historical firsts, inventions, flight and space, myth and mystery, events and people – all of which make us proud and rock the world.
The tremendous amount of content is presented in a digestible format that manages to include plenty of photos and sidebars without appearing cluttered. The tone is straightforward and engages the reader with lots of clever wordplay.
There is no index; this is not a reference work, but as a recreational read it offers an impressive and memorable vision of our country that is sure to inspire.

Reviewed by Nona Avren