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The Dreadful Truth: Building the Railway
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The Dreadful Truth: Building the Railway

By Ted Staunton, Illustrated by Brian Goff

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: The Dreadful Truth

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This irreverent and witty book describes the building of Canada's railway. Author Ted Staunton serves up a saucy tour through the railway fiasco beginning in the 1850s with the first attempts at running a steam engine on a short length of track.
With cartoon-style illustrations on every page, this book uncovers the scandals about government financing, as well as the to-ing and fro-ing about the route around the Great Lakes and the arduous labour, rotten boots and hallucinations. In place of a tedious textbook, this is history designed to entertain.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2007

"... a tale of corruption, political intrigue and natural disasters ... [that would definitely appeal to ... boys ... and even to the most reluctant reader."

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
Publication Date: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9780887806902
Format: 7.75in x 5in
illustrated with black and white drawings

BISAC Code:  JNF025050, JNF028000
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 8 To 13


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