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Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Elsie MacGill

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas

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Meet Elsie MacGill — the world’s first female aeronautical engineer!

In this amazing addition to the Scholastic Canada Biography series, young Canadians will learn about the trailblazing Elsie MacGill, whose work on the Canadian-made Hawker Hurricane fighter helped the Allied forces to victory in World War II.

Elsie was born in 1905 to a mother who was a feminist pioneer in her own right.  Elsie grew up fully expecting to follow her dreams. And she did. Elsie was first woman to graduate from the University of Toronto’s electrical engineering program. Elsie went on to earn a master’s in aeronautical engineering —but contracted polio the day before her convocation. She battled back, and a storied engineering career followed, including being in charge of the tooling and manufacture of the famous Hawker Hurricane. Later in her life she was a champion of women’s rights and her work shaped many of the protections we now enjoy.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Elsie MacGill is the first ever written for younger readers. The simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas bring this fascinating story to life!

 

About the Authors

Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit deasillustration.com or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.
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Contributor Notes

ELIZABETH MACLEOD is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles, including Canada Year by Year and the critically acclaimed biographies Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life, and George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and enjoys reading, swimming, theatre and tap dancing.

MIKE DEAS is an author and illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at www.deasillustration.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 10
Grade:
1 to 5
Editorial Review

Praise for Scholastic Canada Biography:

“The story is fast paced, with dramatic, emotion-filled scenes. Meet Viola Desmond should be in libraries across Canada.” — (Meet Viola Desmond) CM Magazine

“...Illustrating Viola Desmond’s story this way will draw readers in and hold their attention while telling an important story ...” — CanLit for Little Canadians

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