Author engages students in Canada’s history

Exploring the Titanic with his new-found friends, 14-year-old Jamie Laidlaw, has no idea that his world is about to turn upside down, until he finds himself in the icy waters of the north Atlantic watching the “unsinkable” ship go down.

Author Hugh Brewster connects kids to history through storytelling.

Exploring the Titanic with his new-found friends, 14-year-old Jamie Laidlaw, has no idea that his world is about to turn upside down, until he finds himself in the icy waters of the north Atlantic watching the “unsinkable” ship go down.

Hugh Brewster captures the tragedy of the Titanic in his latest historical novel, The Deadly Voyage, with historical accuracy and real-life drama. He uses his extensive knowledge of the Titanic, which he gathered while writing Inside the Titanic and 882 1/2 Amazing Answers To Your Questions About the Titanic, to create the novel.

The Deadly Voyage is part of the popular I Am Canada series, which uses events in Canadian history as a backdrop to exciting adventures of daring young men.  Scholastic chooses established Canadian authors to write for this critically acclaimed series.

Brewster, a well-known Canadian writer of historical non-fiction for young people, will be touring six Kootenay libraries at the end of September. He has received many highly respected awards for his non-fiction, including the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards for Anastasia’s Album, Information Book Award for On Juno Beach, and Norma Fleck Award for At Vimy Ridge.  Check your public library for these and other titles by Hugh Brewster.

The Kootenay Library Federation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Nelson Public Library are please to sponsor Hugh Brewster’s Kootenay tour.

Brewster will be at the library on September 28 at 1:15 p.m. Many libraries are working with local schools to bring the presentation to students.

 

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