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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  • Casa Loma

    The fascinating story of industrialist Sir Henry Pellatt and his lavish Toronto home

    $19.95, Paperback
  • Prairie Fire !

    Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • The Last Voyage of the Scotian

    In the spring of 1873, Meg and John Bains are ready to return home from a winter working in a lumber camp when they are lured into a trap and shanghaied as crew on a leaky old square-rigged sailing ship in Quebec City.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Danger on the Tracks

    In this historical adventure novel set in the frontier country around London, Ontario, in the 1870s, Meg and Jamie Bains find themselves in the midst of a bitter feud between the gun-toting Ryan brothers.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Harbour Thieves

    The adventures of Meg and John Bains continue with an exciting story of kids living by their wits in the Toronto of 1875.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Cedric and the North End Kids

    For Cedric, it's a big and often bewildering change to move from Jamaica to industrial Hamilton, Ontario.
    $12.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-10
  • First Spring on the Grand Banks

    In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
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