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Into the Mist

The Story of the Empress of Ireland

by Anne Renaud
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: canada, boats, ships & underwater craft

Short-listed for the 2011 Information Book Award and commended for the 2011 VOYA Non-Fiction Honour List
From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a …

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Day of the Flying Fox

The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: military & wars, aviation, canada

Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on the day in July 1944 in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Third Reich dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive-bombing and str …

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