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Maple Leaf Series

These easy-to-read biographies portray the lives of famous Canadians. Michaëlle Jean came to Canada as a refugee and became Governor General. World-famous Terry Fox raised millions of dollars for cancer research with his run, Marathon of Hope. Emily Carr's powerful landscape paintings are recognized internationally. Norman Bethune devoted his working life in medicine to helping others, gaining special distinction in China. Lucy Maud Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables and author of more than 20 books, is a household name the world over. Poundmaker was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.
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    Terry Fox

    An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. His right leg was amputated 15 cen...

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    Emily Carr

    Emily Carr (1871-1945) is one of Canada's most honored artists. As a female artist in the 1900s, she struggled to make ends meet. Emily tried to ...

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    Michaëlle Jean

    Michaëlle Jean and her family fled Haiti to escape Duvalier's regime. She came to Canada as a refugee. Michaëlle worked as a journalist and broad...

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    Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), the creator of Anne of Green Gables and author of more than 20 books, is a household name the world over. When M...

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    Norman Bethune

    Norman Bethune (1890-1939) was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others. Bethune's fame in Canada has resulted from his status as a hero in...

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    Poundmaker

    Poundmaker (1842-1886) was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.