A Boy Named Tommy Douglas

Beryl Young
A Boy Named Tommy Douglas

Review by Dave Jenkinson in CM Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 25, March 2022

A well-written and illustrated biography of someone who, a hundred years after his birth, was named “The Greatest Canadian of All Time” in a national CBC television vote, merits being in all schools and public libraries.

Review by Brenda Boreham in Canadian Teacher Review, Winter 2023, p. 26

A well-written book with double-page illustrations that support the text and help to create a sense of time and place. Fluent readers in the late primary and early intermediate grades should be able to read the book independently. It would also make a good read-aloud and discussion book for younger students. Reading strategies that lend themselves to this title are: making connections, asking questions and inferring.