The Dreadful Truth: Gold Rush

by Ted Staunton

illustrated by Remie Geoffroi

A quirky, fact-filled look at the quest for gold across Canada.

The search for gold in Canada has resulted in misadventures in many unlikely places across the country. Ted Staunton tells the story of gold rush times across Canada with accounts that are funny and often fantastic. From odd black rocks concealing 'gold' on Baffin Island to glittering flakes found in Eldorado, Ontario and nuggets in Moose River, Nova Scotia there have been more fools than gold. Even when there really was lots of gold, like at the Klondike, the prospect of fast wealth drove men (and women) to surprising extremes.

Ted Staunton digs up quirky facts such as the different ways to find gold, and modern uses for the valuable stuff, including consumption. He explores just what is the secret of its appeal, and notes how (as the recent Bre-X scandal shows)gold continues to fascinate.


About the Authors

TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simons Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmactack Award.
REMIE GEOFFOI is an Ottawa-based illustrator and commercial artist.
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Reviews

"Ted Staunton has succeeded where many others have failed, he has made Canadian history interesting and exciting."

Highly recommended.


J. Lynn Fraser, CM - Volume XV - Number 12

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