JOHANNA BERTIN has long been fascinated by Canadian History. She has written a number of books for Altitude Publishing: Strange Events: Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts, and Other Tales; Strange Events and More: Canadian Giants, Witches, Wizards, and Other Tales; Sable Island: Tales of Tragedy and Survival from the Graveyard of the Atlantic and Holiday Misadventures. Johanna lives in Smithfield, NB.
What happens when life simply won't pause in the name of good cheer and festive revelry? This unusual holiday collection brings to life the tales of Christmases gone wrong: Christmastime castaways dreaming of holiday ham, a Sable Island mystery, murder and mayhem in yuletide Yukon, spirits of Christmas of a different kind, and many others.
Myths and legends abound with tales of giants and their feats of exceptional strength, witches and their powers of good and evil, and the miraculous abilities of healers and medicine men. The past comes alive in this selection of stories about extraordinary Canadians who have lived unusual lives.
What are the chances of being hit by lightning three times in one lifetime? And being hit again after you are dead and buried? This is just one of the incredible legends in this collection. From ghosts lurking on board mystery ships to the dark and chilling secrets of Niagara's devil's playground, Canada's history has never been so thrilling.