So You Think You Know CANADA, Eh?

Fascinating Fun Facts and Trivia about Canada for the Entire Family

Non-Fiction - General
126 Pages
Reviewed on 11/12/2019
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Author Biography

Marianne Jennings is a self-proclaimed adventure craver and an adventure addict.

By day, she works a regular 9-to-5 job where she gets to encourage people to travel to and explore the great state of Utah.

By night, she writes facts and trivia books while also plotting her next epic adventure.

She is the Chief Adventure Officer of AdventureCravers.com where she documents some of those adventures, proudly holds the title of favorite aunt to her ten nieces and nephews and is a lover of new foods and new experiences.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

So You Think You Know CANADA, Eh? Fascinating Fun Facts and Trivia about Canada for the Entire Family is a non-fiction educational book written by Marianne Jennings. The author has long been an admirer of the grand and sprawling country to our north. In her book, she shares basic facts about the country, delves into the geography of what is the largest country in the Western Hemisphere and discusses the shivery facts of Canada’s sometimes brutally cold climate. Did you know that Canada’s coldest recorded temperature is the same as has been recorded on Mars? Or that the largest wave ever recorded occurred off the coast of Newfoundland — a 98.4-foot monster that enveloped the QE2 ocean liner during Hurricane Luis? Canada is brimming with world records including the longest highway, longest border, biggest lakes, and largest totem pole. Ever wonder how the Canadian flag got its bright red and white colors? Or which films and TV shows are shot in Canada?

So You Think You Know CANADA, Eh? certainly lives up to its description as fascinating. As I read, I couldn’t help but spontaneously share facts with anyone who happened to be in the room with me. Her admiration for this amazing country is contagious as well. I found myself wishing, not for the first time, that relocating to Canada was a possibility, even with that weather. Anyone who feels at home in the outdoors will swoon at the descriptions of the wildlife, national parks and those thousands of miles of coastline. I loved learning more about Canada, even if I’m not sure I can ever forgive the Canadian who dreamed up the repellant recipe for Hawaiian pizza. Jennings includes a short quiz at the back of the book which is a lot of fun for testing retention, but she also includes a link to a more extensive quiz of over 100 questions to keep that fun going. So You Think You Know CANADA, Eh? Fascinating Fun Facts and Trivia about Canada for the Entire Family is most highly recommended.

MBinChicago

I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and learning all the interesting things about Canada. It's kind of a wild ride through a country that I have been to several times, but never knew any of these facts and trivia. It is easy as Americans to think there is no country outside of ours because the USA is so big and diverse. Indeed many people never leave its borders.

For those people, I think a book like this opens a world they would otherwise never know exist. Hopefully, this writer will do books on other countries in the future. In the meantime learn about the richest of the country that's above us, bigger than us and in so many ways fascinating.

Goth Gone Grey

Rush. Peanut butter. Alanis Morrisette. Trivial Pursuit.

That's a tough resume to beat, right?

That's what makes Canada so awesome - nice people, great music, and they share with the world, because, well, nice people.

This book is full of short tidbit trivia, quite interesting. I didn't think I retained it all, but did fairly well in the quiz at the end. An example of the writing:

"HALLOWEEN & FIREWORKS. Halloween is a big deal in Canada. One of the ways they celebrate is by setting off fireworks.

In Vancouver, Halloween is the only day of the year where people can legally set off fireworks in their backyards. Permits are obtained and Halloween in Vancouver is a spectacular sight."

William

I liked reading this book. Although I have visited Canada approximately 15 times in the past including going as far North as Yellowknife, I learned some interesting facts about Canada that I did not know before.

Some of the interesting information that is mentioned in this book includes the following information: Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Ontario, Canada has more than 250,000 lakes.

The hottest recorded temperature in Canada was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in the province of Sask. Mount Logan in Canada had a recorded cold temperature of -108 Fahrenheit. Alberta, Canada has been rat-free for more than 50 years.

I agree with the author of the book that many of the people who live in Canada are considered some of the friendliest and most polite people in the world. In Toronto, more than 140 different languages are spoken and almost 50% of the people were born outside Canada. Li is the most common last name in Canada.

Pat C.

This book has so many fun facts about Canada! I learned a lot in reading it, and the writing style is engaging and delightful!

As it states, it is a book about trivia; but there’s something about knowing little details like these that make you feel closer.

So it’s fun for the trivia, but it also made me feel more of a connection to our neighbors to the north.

Bryan Oliver

This is truly a fun read. As of this writing I'm actually visiting Canada on business. I shared some of the little known laws the author lists with some of my Canadian counterparts and they were intrigued and definitely didn't know anything about them. Like, Don't Scare The Queen. Who knew?

Gavin Van Staden

What a great book!!! Easy to read and a lot of “don’t want to stop reading” fun facts. Well written and very entertaining. A must have on the shelf book.

J Mohapi-Banks

This book is jam packed full of interesting little facts. I literally couldn’t put it down and read it from cover to cover in a single short sitting. If you’ve got an interest in Canada, this is definitely the book for you.

Karen F.

Good idea for a gift

Luke Fatooros

A great, fun book filled with facts and trivia about Canada. Very enjoyable.

Loving Life

Who wouldn’t love this book!!

Rachel Rehm

I liked this book. It was fun to read

Yavapai Retired

I loved this book! I was born and raised in upstate Michigan and have long admired Canada for its beauty and the character of its people. We in the States are extremely fortunate to have such neighbours. If you intend to visit the Northland or if you just want to know more about it, this book will add to your knowledge and understanding. It may even help you to speak “Canadian”!

Camckay

Great trivia! Beautiful layout and pages. The seniors in our care home were enthralled playing trivia with it.