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Book Review: You Might Be from Canada if…

Book Review: You Might Be from Canada if…

You Might Be from Canada if…
By Michael de Adder

132 pages • ISBN 9781772760637


Michael de Adder is a singular talent. Among elite Canadian cartoonists like Terry Mosher (Aislin, Montreal Gazette), Dan Murphy of the Vancouver Province, or Tony Jenkins of the Globe and Mail, de Adder is regarded as one of North America´s great satirists/artists. He has won the American Association for Editorial Cartooning Golden Spike award as well as countless other national and international awards.

Here is what Peter Mansbridge says abour de Adder and his new book: “Most of my career I have tried to answer the question ´What is a Canadian?´ I´ve done interviews, focus groups, polls and panels but have always been left wondering. Not anymore, Michael de Adder has all the real answers and they are brilliantly funny to boot.”

Lynn Johnston creator and cartoonist of For Better or For Worse says “…if you marvel at his ability to ´get´ a caricature (bang on), if you sincerely appreciate his wit, intelligence and political intuition… you might be a Canadian cartoonist.” Former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson simply says, “I just love Michael de Adder…what else can I say?”

You Might be From Canada if… is a delightful, illustrated romp through this country as it celebrates its 150th birthday. Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada´s 12,000 years history, tickling the funny bone on every page. As de Adder proves, this is a country that is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh – often at itself.

If you would like an interview with Michael or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Books like this only come around every 150 years! Enjoy the book.

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