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How I Survived

Four Nights on the Ice

by Serapio Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Matthew K. Hoddy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: adventure & adventurers, biography, canada, aboriginal & indigenous

After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive.

This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice—with few supplies and no water—shows young readers the determination and streng …

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Lone Hawk:The Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop

by John Lang
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: canada, biography, history

Canada's greatest war hero brought vividly to lifeAs a boy, Billy Bishop was a crack shot - he had a sharp eye and great aim. Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston, he eagerly signed up for duty when the First World War broke out. Sent first to England, Bishop discovered his true love: the Royal Flying Corps. Up in the air, the …

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