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Children's Fiction Post-confederation (1867-)

Make It Fair!

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

illustrated by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897349991
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781897349984
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $17.95

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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, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In Make It Fair!, Emily and Matt travel to Winnipeg in 1914 and meet Nellie McClung, a woman who was most instrumental in the battle for women's right to vote. The magic sled lands just outside the door of Premier Rodmond Roblin’s office; inside Emily and Matt can hear Nellie McClung confronting the Manitoban politician on the issue of women’s rights. Waiting in the hallway is Nellie’s daughter, Florence, who quickly makes friends with Matt and Emily. They then get invited to a play that is being performed a few days from then, a play which Nellie hopes will change everything for women in Manitoba. Can Emily and Matt help Nellie stand up to all the people who want to stop her fight for fairness and equal rights? In this, the 15th 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 Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about the suffragette movement 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

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall is a Hamilton, Ontario, based artist who concentrates mainly on nature, mythology, and her own personal folklore. She grew up surrounded by the woods and farm life of the Niagara Escarpment and uses that as a springboard for her work. Patricia Ann's career started off with animation and then moved into illustration with companies such as Nelvana, Owl Books, Egmont Publishing, Amberwood Animation, The Bradford Group, and Michael Rogers' Inc. When she isn't busy in her studio, you can find her shopping in her beloved Westdale Village, tramping around Coote's Paradise with her husband Larry MacDougall, or playing with her 100-gallon aquarium full of clown loaches and various sucker catfish.

 

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall's profile page

Editorial Reviews

This cleverly laid out story...is entertaining and very educational at the same time. It is sure to grab the attention of our young readers starting out on chapter books and historical fiction!

Resource Links

The Canadian Flyer Adventures series introduces children to Canadians worth knowing. Frieda Wishinsky's books are great purchases because they make our history memorable to young readers.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

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