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Tunnels of Tyranny

Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #4

by (author) Mary Harelkin Bishop

edited by Deana Driver

illustrated by Wendi Nordell

DriverWorks Ink
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
General, Canada
Recommended Age
9 to 18
Recommended Grade
4 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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In this fourth book in the bestselling Canadian kids’ and teens’ series, 16-year-old Andrea and her 11-year-old brother Tony travel back in time yet again to the tunnels below 1920s Moose Jaw. To help their grandfather in the present, they reconnect with friends from the past and soon experience unsettling encounters with hooded figures and open threats to their safety. Andrea gets too close to a large gathering of prospective Ku Klux Klan members and must decide what to do to stop these racists from carrying out their illegal plans. The storyline of this updated title looks at prejudice and racism in Saskatchewan’s past, based on the recorded racism and discrimination of Asian workers in Canada, including Moose Jaw in the 1920s. Many Asians lived in the tunnels and secret rooms in Moose Jaw to avoid racist incidents. The original books’ language has been updated to include more modern-day concepts like gender-neutral descriptions, cellphones, and social media. Twelve black-and-white illustrations and new resources such as Historical Notes and Discussion Questions have been added to increase the desire for these updated books in classrooms and sales of class sets across Canada.

About the authors

Mary Harelkin Bishop's profile page

Deana Driver's profile page

WENDI NORDELL has been drawing for as long as she could hold a pencil. It has always been a favourite pastime and eventually became an occasional job. While her three children were growing up, she painted many murals, including the pediatrics wing in a hospital, a school entrance, and in many homes. She also attended festivals and craft shows, selling hand-drawn gift cards, bookmarks, and illustrations. Now that her children are grown, she has pursued an illustration career, illustrating a dozen books in the last five years, mostly for children, but also including Edward Willett's science-fiction and fantasy poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust. Recently, Wendi decided to improve her artistic skills and abilities by returning to the Alberta University of the Arts, pursuing a degree in illustration. Wendi has almost always picked up books based on their cover art, and if there are illustrations inside the book she thinks that’s even better. She truly hopes that her illustrations enhance readers' experience with books--including this one!

Wendi Nordell's profile page

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