Dive even deeper into Canadian history with this collection of historical tales, featuring events such as the War of 1812, the story of Canada’s Confederation, one of Alberta’s most deadly natural disasters, the birth of the New Democratic Party, and more. A great gift for teachers, or anyone with a love for history.
This super collection includes 8 books: The Loxleys and the War of 1812, The Loxleys and Confederation, Frank, 1st Legion of Utopia, Redcoats-ish, Redcoats-ish 2, Dustship Glory, and Duty, Honour & Izzat
The Loxleys and the War of 1812: The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they’re torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nations warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.
The Loxleys and Confederation: The story begins in 1864 and follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula. Under the threat once more of an American invasion and the cancellation of the Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty, the Canadian Colonies look to unite. We trail the Loxleys on their journey to the Charlottetown Conference and witness the events that lead to the Dominion of Canada.
Frank: A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it?
1st Legion of Utopia: The turmoil of the Great Depression galvanized Canadians to rise up and fight for improved labour conditions, social equality and universal healthcare. In the frontier city of Calgary, Holly Burnside and Brian Mah get involved with the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the first national party dedicated to the needs of workers and farmers.
Redcoats-ish: Redcoats-ish Jeff Martin’s War of 1812 collects the complete 101 comic strip run of our weekly web-comic featuring the misadventures of John and George, two not so fearless men of the Canadian militia. Heeding the call to defend Canada against the invading American army, John and George are now doing their best to be heroes, whilst also working hard to avoid battles, marching, danger or anything else that involves effort. This a good fun read for anyone looking for War of 1812 adventures that make you chuckle.
Redcoats-ish 2: Redcoats-ish 2 collects more comic strips from Jeff Martin’s War of 1812 stories, featuring the misadventures of John and George, two not so fearless men of the Canadian militia. Heeding the call to defend Canada against the invading American army, John and George are now doing their best to be heroes, whilst also working hard to avoid battles, marching, danger or anything else that involves effort.
Dustship Glory: Elaine M. Will’s four-part adaptation of Andreas Schroeder’s 1986 novel Dustship Glory tells the story of Damanus ‘Tom’ Sukanen, a Finnish immigrant farmer who came to Canada during the economic Depression of the 1930s. Haunted by his past and devastated by the economic slump and drought conditions that laid waste to the Canadian prairies in the 1930s, Sukanen responded by building a full-sized ship in his farmyard, hundreds of miles from the sea.
Duty, Honour & Izzat: Presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realised, photo-realistic artwork. Why are certain histories covered, discussed and inquired about, while others remain hidden? Going beyond the old tropes of colonised histories this book presents the Indo-Canadian community’s pioneer experience in the context of the events leading to the ejection of the Komagata Maru from Canadian waters in July 1914 and the subsequent outbreak of the Great War in August 1914.