Growing up in rural Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Cyrus Eaton never dreamed he'd become a Nobel Peace Prize-winning billionaire. In Cyrus Eaton: Champion for Peace, award-winning artist Richard Rudnicki uses vibrant imagery and accessible text to tell Eaton's remarkable story.
With fifteen full-colour illustrations, the book takes young readers through pastoral scenes of early twentieth-century Nova Scotia, the Great Depression, to mid-century New York and beyond, ending with Eaton's international peace movement based at Pugwash's internationally renowned Thinkers Lodge. Provoking discussion about the importance of peace, morality, and justice, Cyrus Eaton will introduce a new generation to the industrious pacifist who helped make the world a safer place.
About the Author:
Richard Rudnicki is the award-winning illustrator of Gracie the Public Gardens Duck, I Spy a Bunny, and Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged. He gives private lessons and workshops in painting and drawing at his studio in Halifax. Visit him at richardrudnicki.com
Publication Date: 20160420
- Atlantic Books in Schools
- English Language Arts
- Grade Range: 7-9
- NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource
- Social Studies