BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto’s Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. Bill Freeman is also a popular children’s author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for "a body of work" and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.

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  • Their Town

    A no-holds-barred portrait of Hamilton civic life in the 1970s

    $24.95, paperback
  • Hamilton: A People's History

    Hamilton: A People's History is lavishly illustrated with over 200 contemporary and archival images. The narrative and visuals together provide a vivid portrait of one of Ontario's most prosperous and appealing cities.
    $29.95, paperback
  • Ambush in the Foothills

    The year is 1877. Jamie and Kate Bains are ready to help their friend, North West Mounted Police constable Patrick McNeil, drive a herd of cattle north to the foothills country of Canada.
    $16.95, hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Sioux Winter

    In this story, Jamie and Kate Bains accompany their Assiniboine friend, Black Eagle, on a dangerous mission into Sioux country.
    $12.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Prairie Fire!

    Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.
    $9.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Trouble at Lachine Mill

    Meg and her twelve-year-old brother Jamie take jobs in a shirt factory in Montreal. Soon they discover they have been hired at rock-bottom wages to replace striking workers.
    $16.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Trouble at Lachine Mill

    Meg and her twelve-year-old brother Jamie take jobs in a shirt factory in Montreal. Soon they discover they have been hired at rock-bottom wages to replace striking workers.
    $16.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
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    Shantymen of Cache Lake

    This is the story of 14-year-old John Bains and his sister Meg, 13, and the winter they spend working in alumber camp in the Ottawa Valley.
    $9.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 7-15
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