Books

Books are available at Hotel Tadoussac and CIMM, directly from the author, or can be ordered from your favorite bookstore. Questions, Quizzes and Quotations is also available from the publisher iUniverse.

 

Tadoussac – The Sands of Summer

Tadoussac - The Sands of Summer

Tadoussac – The Sands of Summer
(Children love too run, jump, slide and tumble down these dunes to the beach below)

Memories, Stories, Legends
Pricing: $22 CAD
Author: Benny Beattie

Originally an aboriginal summer meeting place, then an important fur trading post since 1600. The village was born as a summer vacation destination in the 1840s. Today whale-watching safaris and sea kayaking are the main tourist attractions.

The book talks about life in the old days, about the lives of farmers, and fishermen, loggers and sailors, as well as everyday life in this small, isolated village. It also recalls childhood memories of summers here in the 1940s and 50s, and the many changes since those times. A delightful read.

Excerpt: “THE BOATS – Every day one of them arrived at 5:30 in the afternoon; the “Tadoussac”, “St.Lawrence” or the “Quebec”. We could see her an hour before, a long small speck moving steadily north-eastwards, way out in the middle of the river. The ship would round the lightship and head up the narrow channel towards the Saguenay. As she passed Pointe Rouge, she would turn out of the entrance to the Saguenay, give three short blasts of her whistle, and head into the bay to the waiting wharf.”


A Visitors Guide to Tadoussac

A Visitors Guide to Tadoussac

A Visitors Guide to Tadoussac

History – whales – What to see and do

Also available in French: Guide touristique de Tadoussac
Pricing: $15 CAD
Author: Benny Beattie

Rising above and around the curve of the sheltered bay is an alluvial terrace wherein nestles the village. It faces southeast, overlooking the wide expanse of the St. Lawrence and the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.

Excerpt: “LOCAL WHALES – The three most common gentle giants of the sea that we see in the Tadoussac area are the minke, fin and beluga whales. But first let’s consider whales in general, to better understand what we see in the sea – in this case, estuary.

There are about 80 species of whales roaming the oceans of the world, ranging in size and weight from the 2m long harbor purpoise to the colossal blue whale that can measure up to 35m long and weigh up to 150 tons, by far the biggest animal ever to inhabit the planet.”


Questions, Quizzes and Quotations

Questions, Quizzes and Quotations

Questions, Quizzes and Quotations
May 2012 revised edition

May 2012 revised edition
A Brain-Challenging Book of Trivia and General Knowledge
Pricing: Softcover $26 CAD / $24 USD – Hardcover $36 CAD / $34 USD
Author: Benny Beattie

The benefits of life-long learning are extensive. A thirst for knowledge increases our wisdom, and intrigues our natural curiosity. In Questions, Quizzes, and Quotations, retired high school history teacher Benny Beattie shares a variety of fun quizzes and quotations sure to challenge both the young and the not-so-young mind, produce a chuckle, and stimulate thought-provoking discussion.

For anyone ready to take on mentally reflexive activities and questions, Beattie relies on his extensive research to share a plethora of Mensa trivia and general knowledge questions about our world that will keep inquisitive minds busy. Ranging from easy to difficult, Beattie’s intriguing quizzes include questions such as the following:

  • What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
  • What’s the difference between the UK and GB?
  • What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle?
  • Do books have odd number pages on the right or left page?
  • What are the four environmental Rs?
  • In WW2, Germany only declared war on one country. Which one?

Answers: Strawberries – UK includes Northern Ireland – No difference – Right page – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Renew – USA – Hummingbird (in bubble)

“Knowledge is meaningless unless it is shared.” – unknown
“Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides
“War is the extreme bankruptcy of humanity.” – Gabrielle Roy
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

NOTE: Some books were released by mistake prematurely, and contain many errors. When ordering, make sure you get the May 2012 revised edition. Question in the bubble on the cover must be “What bird can fly backwards?”


General Knowledge Trivia and some not-so-general knowledge

General Knowledge Trivia

General Knowledge Trivia
2018

Published in 2018
Author: Benny Beattie

It is nice to know more about this wonderful world we live in. General Knowledge Trivia will help readers enjoy remembering acquired knowledge and enjoy learning new things. A fun challenge to amuse the inquisitive mind.

  • The closest country in Europe is….?
  • Where is the biblical land of Goshen?
  • Where did I see mommy kissing Santa Claus?
  • Which Canadian provinces do not have casinos?
  • What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle?

Content includes: Christmas (250 questions), fairy tales & nursery rhymes, Passover & Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, dogs, cats, whales, sports, music, Canada, UK-GB, USA, nature, WWI & WWII … 205 pages, questions on left page and answers on right page.