Canada at War
A Graphic History of World War Two
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Paul Keery holds degrees in history, law, library and information science, and education. In 2007, he was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in recognition of his work in integrating technology into classroom teaching. He is the author of Maple Leaf Forever, a history book for young people about Canada’s Confederation, as well as articles for a number of newspapers and professional journals.
Michael Wyatt is a self-taught artist whose original designs have appeared on everything from greeting cards to hockey jerseys. He has contributed artwork to Kayak and Legion magazines, and his cartoons and caricatures are syndicated internationally.
A beautifully crafted graphic novel, tracing the achievements of the Canadian Forces in the Second World War.
In 1914, Canada went to war as a subject of Britain. In 1939, it made the choice to fight all on its own.Canada at War follows the developments and setbacks, wins and losses, of a nation learning to stand up for itself in the midst of the most difficult war of the 20th century.
In graphic-novel format, fully illustrated and in full colour, Canada at War shows the growth of a nation's army, navy and air force through movingly depicted triumphs and tragedies. From the disheartening losses at Dieppe and Hong Kong through the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, it focuses on the human dimension of the key battles and decisions that ultimately swung the war in the Allies' favour.
This poignant graphic account ends, after the victories of D-Day and Juno Beach and the liberation of Europe, with a final reckoning of the legacy these storied years have had on a country forged through war. Aimed at both adult and young adult readers, this very human history tells the stories behind some of this country's most distinguishing military moments.
D & M Publishers
; May 2012
176 pages; ISBN 9781553659280Read online
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Title: Canada at War
Author: Paul Keery; Michael Wyatt
In the press
"The lesson of Canada at War is of Canadian soldiers' bravery and perseverance amid harsh and brutal conditions."—Winnipeg Free Press
"concise and visually enriched(Keery) provides a clear and focused accounting of Canada’s participation on the Allies’ behalfWyatt’s expressive and brilliantly inked images individual politicians, military leaders, and landscapes, as well as common soldiers and sailors and pilots in frightening spaces and events"—School Library Journal
"This account emphasizes the human dimension of the struggle and features clean, realistic color art with ample text blocks as well as dialog. Intended for both adults and young adults, this should be useful in history classes throughout North America in addition to appealing to WWII buffs and aficionados of war comics."—Library Journal
"In Canada at War, author Paul Keery and illustrator Michael Wyatt have produced a winning combination that recounts Canada's massive contribution to the Second World War. It is specially intended for those readers brought up on visual stimuli and who need more than text alone to convince them to read -- let alone enjoy a book..." —Chronicle Herald
"I found this an interesting graphic novel, well illustrated and something that I would imagine would make an excellent history primer for kids." —Ottawa Citizen
"Aimed at both adult and young adult readers, this very human history tells the stories behind some of this country's most distinguishing military moments." —Brampton Guardian
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