Explosion Newsie

byJacqueline HalseyIllustratorLoretta Migani

Hardcover | October 7, 2015

Explosion Newsie by Jacqueline Halsey
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On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in the busy wartime harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The resulting explosion was the biggest man-made blast prior to the development of nuclear weapons. It flattened one fifth of the city. Thousands of people were killed that day and thousands more injured or made homeless. One lucky survivor, ten-year-old newsie Macky, has a key job to do -- get the news out.

The beautiful and compelling illustrations in this book help tell the story of what it was like to be a working child of ten in the city that day. Macky, an unreliable and fun-loving boy, has to deliver the news to a confused and wrecked city where the only way to know what happened to missing loved ones was to read the local newspaper.

This story is based on the real experiences of young boys who worked as paperboys in the 1900s. Jacqueline Halsey has woven a wonderful story, which conveys the value of the work of young people in a compelling real-life setting.

JACQUELINE HALSEY was born in London, England. After several globe-trotting years she and her family discovered Nova Scotia and they have lived there ever since. For many years, she was a programmer in the youth services department of Alderney Gate Public Library in Halifax. She is also the author of Peggy's Letters, a Canadian Childre...
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Title:Explosion NewsieFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10 X 8 X 1 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10 X 8 X 1 inPublished:October 7, 2015Publisher:Formac Publishing Company LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459504011

ISBN - 13:9781459504011

Appropriate for ages: 3

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