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Children's Fiction Military & Wars

I Am Canada: Fire in the Sky

World War I, Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916

by (author) David Ward

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Category
Military & Wars
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443104005
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $14.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443128520
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

A young fighter pilot's action-packed account of some of the fiercest battles of WWI — fought, for the first time, thousands of feet above the ground.

Paul Townend has wanted to be a pilot ever since he saw his first plane. So as soon as he turns nineteen, he leaves his farm near Winnipeg to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Within months of enlisting, he is engaging in dogfights over France and the English Channel, including a skirmish with the infamous Red Baron.

When Paul returns home to Canada, he's shaken by his experiences but proud of what he and the other pilots have achieved.

Packed with nail-biting, high-flying action and fascinating insights into the early days of aerial warfare, Fire in the Sky is sure to be the new favourite of young history buffs and adventure-lovers alike.

About the author

 

David Ward
est l'auteur des livres à succès Hockey sur le lac et Une belle nuit de hockey. Il a aussi écrit une collection
populaire sur le hockey. Il a vécu à Québec et à Vancouver et habite
maintenant à Portland en Oregon avec sa femme et ses enfants.

 

DAVID WARD is the author of the best-selling picture books The Hockey Tree and One Hockey Night. Raised in Quebec and Vancouver, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife & children. Visit him online at www.davidward.ca.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the I Am Canada series:

"Make[s] history come alive through an expert mix of fact and fiction." —Quill & Quire

"The chief characters are eminently likeable and quietly heroic, and their tales utterly engrossing." —The Globe and Mail

"The writing is immaculate." —The National Post

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