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I Love My City (Hardback)

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Through clear, engaging text and lively illustrations, discover the rise of cities and how their infrastructure, government, and environmental systems work today.

For middle-grade readers always wondering why and how things work, cities provide an endless source of curiosity. Why did cities start appearing in the first place, or become what we know today? How do urban planners know where to place fire stations, schools, and parks? What's a water tower and how does it fill the pipes of thousands of people? How about roads and highways, phone lines and energy, water treatment and waste?

Today, 55% of the global population is urban, and that number is only growing. In I Love My City, readers explore the history, geography, demography, technology, infrastructure, and government of cities, with fascinating facts about specific urban centres around the world. A particular focus on ecology, green energy, and environmental planning moves readers forward to consider what sustainable development might look like in the future as well. This nonfiction STEAM title, ideal for civics and social studies units, includes a table of contents, a glossary, and a list of resources for further research. Written by children's author France Demarais and municipal administrator Richard Adam, with lively full-color illustrations from Yves Dumont, I Love My City is a captivating resource for the library, classroom, or home.

France Desmarais has a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in art studies from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She started out working in the field of museology before discovering the magical world of children's literature. In the early 2000s, France joined the Communication-Jeunesse association, which she led as general manager from 2013 to 2019. Since then, France has discovered new parts of the book world: publishing and writing. She is an honorary member of Communication-Jeunesse. With a bachelor's degree in urban studies, a master's degree in architecture, and another in public administration, Richard Adam has led a career mainly in municipal administration. His positions during thirty years with the City of Montreal have included leadership positions in the Department of Culture and Library services, and he has directed many construction, renovation, and expansion projects. Yves Dumont was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. He spent his childhood there daydreaming and especially drawing, never imagining that he could make a career out of it. Yves graduated from the School of Graphic Research in Brussels in 1999. He moved to Montreal, Quebec, in 2008 pursue his art. A full-time illustrator, Yves has now illustrated more than forty books for children.

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