Halifax Explodes!

Halifax Explodes!

Book - 2011
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"Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily's attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. This time, Emily and Matt land on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia -- just as the SS Mont Blanc, a ship laden with explosives, explodes in the harbor! In the chaos that follows, the two friends find a small dog wandering around with Tim, a dazed young soldier who has just returned from fighting overseas in World War I. Can Emily and Matt help Tim find his niece, Carolyn, the dog's owner? What if she's been hurt in the blast and needs help?" --From the publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, c2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAN
Characteristics: 81 p. : ill. : 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis-MacDougall, Patricia Ann

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VaughanPLDianeB Jul 30, 2018

A lovely series for primary students who are curious about Canada and its past. It also provides a nice introduction to the genre of historical fiction for young readers. The series premise is that two friends ride a magic sled to various places and events in Canada's past to help solve mysteries and/or people in distress. There are further interesting facts about the event at the end of the story. The chapters are short and the book is a quick read, so ideal for a class read aloud. Check it out!

CatherineG_1 Jan 14, 2018

In this adventure series, Canadian Flyer, Emily and Matt travel through time to the Halifax Explosion and Citadel Hill. They meet a young soldier who is looking for his young sister and her dog. Very easy to read. There are quick facts at the end of the book that a young student writing a report could use.

Wonderful series!

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grandmaster1wf
Jul 30, 2016

Based on the real events of Dec. 6, 1917, the book depicts fictitious characters experiencing the aspects endured by people during and after the greatest man-caused explosion prior to the atomic bomb.

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