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Meet J. Armand Bombardier: A Guide Evaluation

Title: Meet J. Armand Bombardier
Writer: Elizabeth MacLeod 
Illustrator: Mike Deas 
Writer: Scholastic, 2022 


Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier ― Canadian inventor, innovator and entrepreneur!

Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand grew up in Valcourt, a small village in Quebec. Like many locations in rural and Northern Canada, it was usually minimize off from the world after winter snows made the roads impassable. When Armand was a child, he was already inventing his personal toys, together with his first try at a car that would drive by snow. As an grownup, the eagerness to invent a snow machine turned a critical ambition after his 2-year-old son died from appendicitis. It was winter and so they couldn’t get him to the hospital.

Armand endured even after many failures ― till he did it! His B7 snow machine was used to ship milk and mail . . . and it saved lives. However Armand didn’t cease there! He continued to invent and innovate his complete life, making contributions to the conflict effort and creating machines just like the Muskeg tractor and the well-known Ski-doo. His innovations revolutionized the best way individuals reside and work.

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography sequence highlights the lives of outstanding Canadians whose achievements have impressed and altered the lives of those that adopted.


Transportation is one thing that many people don’t actually take into consideration quite a bit. After we want it, we simply use it. However previously there have been many extra challenges getting from place to put. Meet the creator of the snowmobile in addition to many different innovations on this new e-book from the Scholastic Canada biography sequence! 

I like the Scholastic Canada biography sequence. Each e-book within the sequence is each fulfilling and informative. My youngsters and I be taught quite a bit each time we learn one of many books on this sequence. 

I feel my favorite half about studying these books is that every one additionally teaches a bit of extra than simply the biography of the featured particular person. Our children will be impressed and be taught character by the lives of well-known Canadians! 

Within the e-book Meet J. Armand Bombardier, we’re launched to a hard-working man with a want to construct a machine with wheels that might grip snow. He needed individuals to have the ability to journey even on snowy days. He knew that individuals wanted this sort of dependable transportation and that it might even save lives. Right now, we’d merely leap on a snowmobile and go- with little thought as to who created it and what sort of arduous work and dedication went into the design. Innovations aren’t straightforward! J. Armand Bombardier needed to work very arduous and have lots of perseverance and persistence to create his innovations. We don’t simply hear about his innovations but in addition all about his trial and error alongside the best way. We additionally hear about each the great instances and the dangerous instances as soon as his snowmobile was invented, and the way Armand coped. I like this quote within the e-book: ““Armand by no means gave up, even when issues didn’t work completely the primary time. Or the second. Or the third. All of his innovations had been sparked by Armand daring to ask, “What ought to I invent subsequent?”” What a fantastic instance! 

It’s superb to examine what impressed J. Armand Bombardier to create the snow cell and to find out about what the early snow machine appeared like. It’s additionally fascinating to find out about how they had been utilized by hospitals to move sufferers and by shops making deliveries. Armand even created an armoured model that was utilized in World Struggle II! I didn’t realise that Armand additionally created many different transportation-related innovations till studying this e-book. The e-book completes with a timeline of Armand’s life and some images. 

I extremely advocate this e-book in addition to any e-book within the Scholastic Canada biography sequence. Take a look at my different e-book critiques about different well-known Canadians: David Suzuki, Mary Ann Shadd and Viola Desmond.



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