The Big Book of Canadian Jokes
John Robert Colombo


              Cover Art by Bill Andersen

The Big Book of Canadian Jokes is the largest collection of jokes and anecdotes of Canadian interest ever published. It may also be the funniest such collection. Here is humour that sheds light on human nature, on society, on Canada, and on the world today. Here are more than one thousand jokes and anecdotes told by (and told about) eminent Canadians of the past and the present and of all walks of life and from all parts of the country. The subjects range, amusingly or hilariously, from sports to weather, from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic. Yes, there are Newfie jokes here (but also Caper jokes, the humour of Cape Breton Islanders). The military is not forgotten, nor are the merits and demerits of multiculturalism and globalization. Here is a book to make every Canadian laugh out loud!

John Robert Colombo is nationally known as the "Master Gatherer" for his compilations of the lore of literature of Canada. He is known as John "Bartlett" Colombo for his dictionaries of quotations. He has also been called "Canada’s Mr. Mystery" for his books devoted to the supernatural and the paranormal. A scholar called him a "superfan" for his anthologies and bibliographies of the country’s fantastic literature. He is also (in Howard Engel’s phrase) "Canada’s most reticent poet." Among the over two hundred books that he has written, compiled, and translated are the three volumes of All the Poems of John Robert Colombo, the six volumes of The Native Series, and dozens of books like Terrors of the Night and Jeepers Creepers which present accounts of the paranormal recorded by Canadians. Recent "quote books" include Famous Lasting Quotations and The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations. Earlier collections in the vein of the present book include The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes and The Penguin Book of More Canadian Jokes.

8.5" x 11" Quality Trade Paperback, 465 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55497-203-6   $40.00

Adobe reader pdf. e-book. 465 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55497-204-3    $10.00

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