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The Birdman

by Troon Harrison, illustrated by François Thisdale

tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), historical
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pages: 36
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publisher: Red Deer Press
Description

He walked the plantation fields, freely and with the owners' permission. He was an ornithologist after all, touring the Deep South of the 1850s to study the birds. But Alexander Milton Ross was no ordinary birdman. He was an undercover Abolitionist. And he had news to spread about the Underground Railroad.

Discover the forgotten life and true adventures of Alexander Milton Ross, daring Canadian activist, who risked everything — including his life — to help bring freedom and dignity to the heroic men and women enslaved in the American South.

Included at the end of the book: Historical Notes and a Time Line

About the Authors

Troon Harrison's children's books have been published in five languages and seven countries. Her works have earned her a Blue Spruce Award, an Honor Book citation from Storytelling World, an Honor Book citation from the Society of School Librarians International and an Outstanding citation from the Parent Council of America. Visit her website at www.nexicom.net/~troon.

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François Thisdale’s work blends traditional drawing and painting with digital imagery. He is the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, which is on IBBY Honor List, and That Squeak, an honour book for the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award. Missing Nimama won the TD Canadian Children's Book Award. François lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, 2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards