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Chasing the Arrow

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ISBN-10: 0888784392

ISBN-13: 9780888784391

Edition: 2002 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Charles Reid

List price: $6.95
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Robbie Carter is adjusting to his new life in late-1950s Toronto with his single mother, an engineer with the airplane manufacturer A.V. Roe. One night, waking to the buzz of voices, Robbie creeps downstairs and makes an astonishing discovery. His mother and her colleagues are working on plans for the Avro Arrow, a new fighter jet capable of unheard-of speeds! Determined not to miss a word, Robbie continues to spy on their meetings.Soon his happy family life changes for the worse when he's forced to enter a new school. Plagues by the unwanted attention of Rollie Briggs, the school bully who insults his mother, Robbie longs for escape I the form of proof of her involvement in the top-secret…    
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.24" wide x 8.22" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Charles Reid, a Londoner by birth, spent his early years surviving the London Blitz. It was these early experiences that inspired his first novel, Hurricanes over London. After a stint in Britain's Royal Navy, Charles returned to civilian life and went on to have a successful sales career, both in his native England and in his adopted land, Canada. Upon retirement he found there was still some unfinished business that needed his attention. He had noticed the dearth of any serious attempt to bring to a younger generation of Canadians the contribution made by previous generations to the cause of freedom. He started with the story of Willie McKnight, the fighter pilot whose exploits were…