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Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World

Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55285-799-1
Pages 126
Language English only
Price $12.95
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Written by Tonya Lloyd Kyi. Illustrated by Tom Bagley.
Published by Whitecap Books, 2007.


Thirty lives that achieved greatness before age 20 are featured in Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World.

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 content for piano at 14 and was awarded his own 15-minute weekly radio show. At 11, Keith Peiris founded Cyberteks Design, a company that, for four years in a row, made the National Post Business magazine’s list of the top 100 Canadian professional service companies. Every day, Canadian boys find new ways to rock the world.

With illustrations and black and white photographs throughout, this fascinating book profiles young men who are born to greatness as well as young boys who aspire to it.

Intended for ages 8 and up.

From the same author:
Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World, Revised Edition

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