Canadian Flyer Adventures
Frieda WishinskyFRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.
Dean GriffithsDean Griffiths realized his love for drawing at the age of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He lives in Duncan, BC.
From 6 to 9 | 96 pages
Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, panned for gold in the Yukon, and joined Leif Erikkson on a journey to Vinland. In Flying High!, Emily and Matt land on the shores of the frozen Bras d’Or lake in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in 1909. There, amidst a crowd of astonished onlookers, they watch with wonder as Alexander Graham Bell’s Silver Dart takes to the skies. It’s an exciting eyewitness account of the first powered flight in Canada.
In this, the fifth 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 Dean Griffith’s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about airplanes and Alexander Graham Bell, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.