While Canada cant lay claim to wonders like the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge of England, or ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Canada is by means lacking for stories of intrigue and adventure. From buried treasure to ice mummies to bootleggers to shipwrecks, curious readers need look further than Cryptic Canada to discover seven of this country's most engaging unsolved mysteries. Beginning with the ongoing hunt in Nova Scotia for the legendary treasure of Captain Kidd and his crew, moving to the discovery of the mummified Franklin Expedition in Nunavut by modern-day scientists, and ending with an exploration of the Great Lakes Triangle phemen (with several other exciting stories in between), this book has something for every adventurous reader. Each chapter, bursting with illustrations by Matt Hammill and color photographs, ends with an interview with an expert in the field, who answers questions kids will be eager to ask after reading about each mysterious case.
Natalie Hyde has written over twenty non-fiction books, on topics as diverse as germ theory and the rock cycle. Her novel Saving Armpit is currently shortlisted for the Silver Birch Express Award. She lives in Cambridge, Ontario. Matt Hammill is an illustrator, animator, and game designer based in Toronto. He has worked with Konami, Hasbro, Molson, JibJab, and Guru Studios, as well as for OWL and chickaDEE magazines. He is the author-illustrator of the award-winning children's book Sir Reginald's Logbook.