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The Highway of Heroes

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A young boy has lost his father, a soldier killed in action overseas. He and his mother travel the stretch of Highway 401 between Trenton and Toronto, called the Highway of Heroes, marking the route of fallen soldiers who return to Canada. This photographic picture book pays tribute to the sacrifices of those Canadian men and women in our armed forces and their families, w ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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“So, how did it happen that whenever a fallen soldier returns home to Canada, thousands of people line fifty bridges over the busiest highway in North America?”

Well-known author Kathy Stinson answers that question in a moving and informative picture book that explains how a grassroots movement became a living national memorial. She has really created two books in one. The first half of the book is a story, “One Family’s Journey”. It is a fictionalized account of a boy and his mother making the
Jamie Forrest
Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This book is divided into two parts. The first part is story of a young boy who lost his father and his journey from Trenton to Toronto along the Highway of Heroes. The second part is a non-fiction account of how the highway came to get its name. So very beautifully written and POWERFUL! Will definitely be sharing this one with my students.
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i liked this book, but i thought it was kinda sad in some parts. and i found it very short and easy, which made me not make it a 5 star. but i still really enjoyed it.
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Kathy Stinson, author of internationally acclaimed Canadian children's classic, Red is Best and the TD Award Winner, The Man with the Violin, also writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction for young people of all ages.

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