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Children's Fiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Stop that Stagecoach!

Canadian Flyer Adventures #13

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

illustrated by Jean-Paul Eid

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price

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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, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In Stop that Stagecoach!, Emily and Matt arrive in 1830s Ontario, where meet John, a young boy from Montreal who is responsible for ensuring that his pregnant mother and younger siblings reach their father and their new plot of land near Peterborough, Ontario. Together they travel rough roads through uncharted forests and down untamed rivers only to reach overcrowded inns and other unforeseen delays on their journey. To top it all off, John fears for his mother’s health — her baby is due to be born any day. Can Emily and Matt help John shoulder this huge responsibility? In this, the 13th 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 Jean-Paul Eid’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about immigrants, the threat of disease, and pioneer diets, 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


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

Frieda Wishinsky's profile page

JEAN-PAUL EID has worked as an illustrator for 20 years. His works appear in children’s books, textbooks, and magazines. He has also worked in advertising, and with costume designers in the movie industry. He is the author of several award-winning comic strips. He lives in Montreal.

Jean-Paul Eid's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Not only is there something interesting to learn about Canadian history in every book, but the stories they contain about Canadian heroes and survivors will make young Canadians feel proud of their country.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

This series, with its short chapters, large font, and plentiful illustrations, provides a comfortable bridge for emergent readers transitioning to chapter books. The male and female characters will make the book popular with boys and girls.

Resource Links

Other titles by Frieda Wishinsky

Other titles by Jean-Paul Eid