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Children's Fiction Post-confederation (1867-)

Hurry, Freedom

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2008
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), 19th Century
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897349151
    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781897349144
    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
    List Price
    $16.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4

Description

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, seen the Silver Dart fly high in Nova Scotia's skies, and saved pioneer children from a schoolhouse fire. In Hurry, Freedom, Emily and Matt journey to the Canada-U.S. border in 1858 to travel along the Underground Railroad. They befriend famous abolitionist Dr. Alexander Ross and a group of runaway slaves he’s helping escape to Canada. With slave catchers in close pursuit, will Emily and Matt be able to help their new friends cross the Niagara River to safety? In this, the seventh book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Dean Griffith’s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about slavery and the Underground Railroad, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

About the authors

 

Frieda Wishinsky
est l'auteure de plus de 40 livres pour enfants. Parmi les ouvrages déjà
parus, on peut citer, entre autres,

Ounga Bounga, Tu es méchante Lily-Ange!, Le sac à main de la reine,
Canada en vedette

et les romans de la série Catastrophe! Elle vit à Toronto, en
Ontario.

 

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written over seventy books for children, including Oonga Boonga; You're Mean, Lily Jean; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Please, Louise!; the middle-grade series Survival, and the non-fiction books Explorers Who Made It . . . or died trying; Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Colossal Canada. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband. Visit her online at www.friedawishinsky.com.

Frieda Wishinsky's profile page

Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean's 2012 title Lumpito and the Painter from Spain has been nominated for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award and was a Bank Street Best Book. His most recent book is When Emily Carr Met Woo. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.

Dean Griffiths' profile page

Editorial Reviews

Another adventure into the past…in a very serviceable series.

Victoria Times-Colonist

For fans of the Magic Treehouse series, this one is just as entertaining...Hurry, Freedom is a fast-paced story that draws the reader into the fear and tension that existed during the era of slaves and their quest for freedom.

TeensReadToo.com

Wishinsky's Canadian Flyer Adventures series continues to provide early chapter readers with a perspective into Canadian history while filling them with adventure and some humor...[Hurry, Freedom] acts as a wonderful introduction to [the Underground Railroad] and will no doubt pique interest in further reading.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

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