Joan Dixon

Stories of Canada and amazing Canadians have always inspired JOAN DIXON’s research and she likes to share ones that are different from those in the regular history books. She is the author of Trailblazing Sports Heroes, Roberta Bondar, Extreme Canadian Weather, as well as of books about Canadian icons such as the Avro Arrow and the Calgary Stampede. She is currently based in the foothills of the Rockies. Check out for more information.

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  • Extreme Canadian Weather

    The extremes of Canadian weather -- from tornadoes to snowstorms -- in a country with vast geographical and climatic variations

    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 11-18
  • Roberta Bondar

    The fascinating story of Roberta Bondar, the first female Canadian astronaut. Roberta's determination and perseverance made her the stuff of legends. 

    $9.95, Paperback
  • Extreme Canadian Weather (JR)

    Canada is no stranger to extreme weather. This book covers everything from dust storms to hurricanes--and everything in between.

    $9.95, Paperback
  • Roberta Bondar (JR)

    From the age of 8, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board the space shuttle Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of hard work, commitment, and sheer guts.

    $9.95, Paperback
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