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I Am Canada: Fire in the Sky


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013

I Am Canada: Fire in the Sky: World War I, Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916 Canadian Title

By David Ward   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443104005 Hardcover
224 Pages | 4.68" x 6.85" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443128520 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

A young fighter pilot's action-packed account of some of the fiercest battles of WWI fought, for the first time, thousands of feet above the ground.

Paul Townend has wanted to be a pilot ever since he saw his first plane. So as soon as he turns nineteen, he leaves his farm near Winnipeg to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Within months of enlisting, he is engaging in dogfights over France and the English Channel, including a skirmish with the infamous Red Baron.

When Paul returns home to Canada, he's shaken by his experiences but proud of what he and the other pilots have achieved.

Packed with nail-biting, high-flying action and fascinating insights into the early days of aerial warfare, Fire in the Sky is sure to be the new favourite of young history buffs and adventure-lovers alike.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for the I Am Canada series:

"Make[s] history come alive through an expert mix of fact and fiction." — Quill & Quire

"The chief characters are eminently likeable and quietly heroic, and their tales utterly engrossing." — The Globe and Mail

"The writing is immaculate." — The National Post