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Hurry, Freedom

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

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post-confederation (1867-), 19th century
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: March 2008
ISBN:9781897349144
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree
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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

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.
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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, the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, and the Rainforest of Reading Award for Bad Pirate. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Editorial Reviews

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

— Victoria Times-Colonist

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

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

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