So, this book was written by four Canadian youth who volunteer for a national non-profit - Waterlution - for a school-based water program. One of them is from Lethbridge. Hi, Dorothy!
These amazing youth, from all parts of Canada, are passionate about water, and are working to inspire children in stewarding and protecting it for generations to come!
From their fundraising page:
"This book invites readers to explore Canada and its waterways through the eyes of Fernando - an exchange student from Brasil, and Brooke - a young Canadian, whose family is hosting Fernando. These two young adventurers set out to visit each province and territory from coast (east) - to coast (west) - to coast (north) across Canada, to learn about many breathtaking and unique waterways, rich with a myriad of history, landscapes and people.
This book is specifically written for children up to 11 years old (up to grade 6) to learn about water through a fictional story featuring real Canadian waterways and facts. This is a story about curiosity, a desire to learn more, a connection with nature and water, and a deep respect for cultures and traditions."
The book was inspired by children from across Canada who participated in the Great Waters Challenge - developed by Waterlution, it's an interactive educational program designed to immerse children and youth in water education throughout Canada.