Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, panned for gold in the Yukon, and seen the Silver Dart soar high in Nova Scotia's skies. In Pioneer Kids, Emily and Matt arrive on the Canadian Prairies in 1910. They visit a one-room schoolhouse where they try to help a new friend deal with a classroom bully. But when a raging fire erupts, it’s Emily and Matt who need rescuing! In this, the sixth 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 action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about pioneer days, country schools, and prairie fires, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.
About the authors
est l'auteure de plus de 40 livres pour enfants. Parmi les ouvrages déjà
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Ounga Bounga, Tu es méchante Lily-Ange!, Le sac à main de la reine,
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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.
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.
If you liked the exciting Beware, Pirates!, the loud Danger, Dinosaurs!, the golden Crazy for Gold, the exploring Yikes, Vikings!, or the soaring Flying High!, then you’ll definitely love Pioneer Kids. It’s a good series for kids as old as twelve. They will love them like I did!
Victoria, age 10, Sarah’s Stars
This action-adventure story is a good choice for the student wishing to read an easy chapter book. Short chapters, large-size font and numerous, engaging black and white illustrations make for an appealing, accessible format.
Readers will become fans very quickly and will be anticipating the next trip to the dresser just as much as do Emily and Matt. This entire series should be in every Canadian library.
CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Frieda Wishinsky
How to Become an Accidental Activist
How Emily Saved the Bridge
The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
How to Become an Accidental Genius
Survival: Ice Storm!
The Great Storm of 1998