Results for: john wilson

Below is a list of 23 the books by this author.

Book cover of 3RD ACT
3RD ACT
By: john wilson | Published: September 2018

The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwri...

The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succeed in an unfamiliar culture. The historical tale concerns Peterson's effort to find his literary voice and save the woman he loves amidst the chaos and horror of the fall of Nanjing in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two stories are tied together by a play that Peterson attempted to write after his return to America. The students in the present day get caught up in putting on a performance of the missing third act of Peterson's play, and in doing so they are forced to confront their cultural and personal pasts and futures.

  • ISBN
    9781459819672
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ACROSS FROZEN SEAS
ACROSS FROZEN SEAS
By: john wilson | Published: N/A

In his third young adult title, John Wilson takes on the rich territory of the 1845 Franklin expedition. Cabin boy David Young travels aboard the ill-...

In his third young adult title, John Wilson takes on the rich territory of the 1845 Franklin expedition. Cabin boy David Young travels aboard the ill-fated vessel the HMS Erebus from London, England, en route to Canada's frozen and uncharted north, and his adventures comes to a modern-day Dave Young in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, in a series of dreams.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780888783813
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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ADRIFT IN TIME
By: john wilson | Published: July 2003

Set in the present day, John Wilson's young adult novel Adrift in Time explores the tensions in family life between parents and children. It also demo...

Set in the present day, John Wilson's young adult novel Adrift in Time explores the tensions in family life between parents and children. It also demonstrates how the new generation's knowledge of the family's past can ease those tensions. The novel opens with Ian, a teenager, finding that he no longer enjoys spending his summer holidays at the family cottage on Mayne Island in British Columbia. He misses the fun of being with his friends in the city. Arguments with his father grow more and more frequent, and Ian feels that his dad refuses to see his point of view, always going on about the old days and long-dead relatives. After one nasty argument, Ian takes off in his boat to assert his independence by rowing to the next island. But things go seriously wrong as the current sweeps Ian out to the open water of Georgia Strait. When night falls and rain begins to pelt down, Ian recognizes that hypothermia is setting in. But even as hope fades, ghosts suddenly begin appearing. Led by Emily, Ian's great grandmother, a succession of long-dead ancestors and local characters appear on the boat telling him their stories-the stories of pioneer life on the Gulf Islands-bringing understanding of his family and inspiring Ian to persevere until dawn brings rescue.

  • ISBN
    9781553800071
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of BATTLE SCARS FIELDS OF CONFLICT
BATTLE SCARS FIELDS OF CONFLICT
By: john wilson | Published: May 2016

"A satisfying read."-Kirkus Reviews Cousins Walt and Nate McGregor, and Sunday, the former slave on Nate's father's plantation, hav...

"A satisfying read."-Kirkus Reviews Cousins Walt and Nate McGregor, and Sunday, the former slave on Nate's father's plantation, have survived the carnage of the Battle of Shiloh. But the American Civil War rages on, and the three young men find themselves reunited at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia. Within its walls, Nate is a guard, Sunday is a slave, and Walt is a prisoner. Their grim reunion highlights the complexity of a war that has torn a nation apart. Can these three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival? Find out in this gripping sequel to John Wilson's critically acclaimed novel The Flags of War.

  • ISBN
    9781772030938
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of BITTER ASHES
BITTER ASHES
By: john wilson | Published: August 2009

World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, an...

World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, and planted the seeds of today's Middle East crises. But it is not distant history. Most Canadians have relatives who were part of this world-wide tragedy. Bitter Ashes puts these events in context for them. This book in the illustrated historical series Stories of Canada is a companion to Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI. A clear and concise text leads the reader though the major military and political events and issues of the war. Sidebars add detail and a personal element. Every page is illustrated with either photographs or maps.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9781894917902
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Canadian History
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Book cover of BONES
BONES
By: john wilson | Published: November 2020

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Sam and Annabel learn about paleontology while solving a mystery.

Theme: Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781459821903
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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BONES
By: john wilson | Published: March 2014

Sam and Annabel are visiting Drumheller, Alberta, where the farmland Sam's mother lives on is host to a dinosaur dig. Annabel, an avid learner, is thr...

Sam and Annabel are visiting Drumheller, Alberta, where the farmland Sam's mother lives on is host to a dinosaur dig. Annabel, an avid learner, is thrilled to have access to paleontologists and spends as much time as she can near the dig, much to Sam's dismay. But when they learn the dig has uncovered scientifically important bones, even Sam's interest is piqued. In fact, the whole town is talking about the dig. When Sam and Annabel learn that Humphrey Battleford, a famous collector of stolen goods, is in the area, they are on high alert to keep the ancient bones safe.

Theme: Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781459806986
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CD 7 - LOST CAUSE
By: john wilson | Published: October 2014

Steve thinks a trip to Europe is out of the question—until he hears his grandfather's will. Suddenly he's off to Spain, armed with only a letter...

Steve thinks a trip to Europe is out of the question—until he hears his grandfather's will. Suddenly he's off to Spain, armed with only a letter from his grandfather that sends him to a specific address in Barcelona. There he meets a girl named Laia and finds a trunk containing some of his grandfather's possessions, including a journal he kept during the time he fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Steve decides to trace his grandfather's footsteps through Spain, and with Laia's help, he visits the battlefields and ruined towns that shaped his grandfather's young life, and begins to understand the power of history and the transformative nature of passion for a righteous cause. Steve's adventures start in The Missing Skull, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Broken Arrow, part of The Seven Sequels.

  • ISBN
    9781459808812
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DANGEROUS GAME - TALES OF WAR 03
DANGEROUS GAME - TALES OF WAR 03
By: john wilson | Published: September 2016

A gripping World War One saga with a strong female protagonist, published for the third year of the war's centenary. Manon Wouters grew-up in the...

A gripping World War One saga with a strong female protagonist, published for the third year of the war's centenary. Manon Wouters grew-up in the idyllic Belgian city of Damme, where she spent her afternoons cycling into beautiful Bruges to study nursing. But as Europe--and the world--erupted into a devastating war, teenaged Manon soon found herself faced with unbelievable choices. Would she hide? Or would she fight?      As Manon toils away at the local hospital, no one would guess just how crucial a role she is really playing. A trained spy, Manon gathers information to send to the British to aid in ending the war. Soon, she uncovers information about a monster plane that must be stopped at all costs. As she races to fulfill her mission, Manon must confront enemies at every turn, and face a terrifying and sobering truth: that innocents are being killed on both sides of the front.

  • ISBN
    9780385683074
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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DARK TERROR
By: john wilson | Published: August 2015

Alec Shorecross is 15 and has already left school to work in the local mine. He's paid 13 cents an hour to toil in the underground darkness. When war ...

Alec Shorecross is 15 and has already left school to work in the local mine. He's paid 13 cents an hour to toil in the underground darkness. When war breaks out, Alec ships overseas in search of a different life and a way to contribute. He dreams of doing something heroic but soon Alec finds himself underground again. While soldiers and aircraft engage in battles on the ground and in the sky, down deep below the surface Alec joins the invisible crew of combatants who risk their lives building tunnels so that they can place mines beneath enemy territory. This dramatic and realistic story shows us a little-known side of war and the role of one brave and determined young man.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780385678322
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DEATH ON THE RIVER
DEATH ON THE RIVER
By: john wilson | Published: October 2009

Jake Clay, a Union soldier at the end of the Civil War, journeys through the country to return home, haunted by the thoughts of those who had died so ...

Jake Clay, a Union soldier at the end of the Civil War, journeys through the country to return home, haunted by the thoughts of those who had died so that he could live.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9781554691111
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DISCOVERING THE ARCTIC
DISCOVERING THE ARCTIC
By: john wilson | Published: September 2003

Chronicles the life of the explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, who between 1846 and 1854 was the leader of four major Arctic exploration...

Chronicles the life of the explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, who between 1846 and 1854 was the leader of four major Arctic explorations, and who adapted Inuit methods of living for his travels.

  • ISBN
    9780929141886
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of FAILED HOPE
FAILED HOPE
By: john wilson | Published: August 2012

2013 Information Book Awards - Long-listed Peace after the First World War inspires hope for a better life that's crushed by the advent of the ...

2013 Information Book Awards - Long-listed Peace after the First World War inspires hope for a better life that's crushed by the advent of the Second World War. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles and the hope for the birth of a better world, Failed Hope follows the postwar rise of fascism, social unrest, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Adolf Hitler's rise to power, and the wars in Abyssinia, Spain, and China. The general strike in Winnipeg provides a Canadian perspective to the global labour turmoil of the period. The book ends with the failure of appeasement and the outbreak of the Second World War. The information is presented in easily digestible segments, accompanied by photographs. Informative sidebars provide background information or connect world events to activities in Canada. Failed Hope links with John Wilson's two previous books, Desperate Glory and Bitter Ashes, covering the history of the 20th century from 1914 to 1945 and the effects of its world wars.

  • ISBN
    9781459703452
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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GHOSTS OF JAMES BAY
By: john wilson | Published: February 2008

Fourteen-year-old Al is spending the summer on the shores of Ontario's James Bay with his eccentric archaeologist father. On their last day there, Al ...

Fourteen-year-old Al is spending the summer on the shores of Ontario's James Bay with his eccentric archaeologist father. On their last day there, Al paddles his canoe awawy from the rocky, tree-lined shore and is strangely overtaken by a thickfog that disorients him. As the mist rolls over him, Al is startled to see a ship in the distance that he recognizes as the Discover, whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson. Is it a ghostly apparition?

  • ISBN
    9781550028270
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of GOLD
GOLD
By: john wilson | Published: October 2017

Sam and Annabel are on vacation with Annabel's parents in Italy. While visiting the small hilltop town of Civita, they hear rumors of looted gold from...

Sam and Annabel are on vacation with Annabel's parents in Italy. While visiting the small hilltop town of Civita, they hear rumors of looted gold from World War II buried somewhere in the town's network of underground tunnels and caves. Once again the two friends cross paths with their old nemesis, Humphrey Battleford, but he is not the only one in pursuit of the gold. An intimidating man named Kurt, the grandson of a ruthless Nazi, is also snooping around. After Annabel is kidnapped, Sam must solve the mystery of the hidden treasure to save his friend. This is the fourth mystery featuring Sam and Annabel, after Stolen, Bones and Lost.

Theme: Orca Currents series, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781459814813
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of I AM CANADA - GRAVES OF ICE
I AM CANADA - GRAVES OF ICE
By: john wilson | Published: January 2014

A dramatic Arctic adventure set during Sir John Franklin's doomed search for the Northwest Passage George Chambers is a fourteen-year-old aboard HMS...

A dramatic Arctic adventure set during Sir John Franklin's doomed search for the Northwest Passage George Chambers is a fourteen-year-old aboard HMS Erebus, one of two ships under the command of Sir John Franklin on his quest to discover the Northwest Passage. But when the Erebus and Terror are trapped in crushing ice, 129 men of the crew die from cold, scurvy, and starvation. Only two remain alive when George begins to recount his story: himself and Commander James Fitzjames. As his strength dwindles and starvation weakens him, George recalls the events that led him to Canada's desolate North, and the expedition's failure - including gravediggers, a close call with a polar bear, standing up against sailors threatening mutiny, and his own impending death. George does not know whether the story he tells will be all that survives of Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition.

  • ISBN
    9781443107945
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of I AM CANADA - SHOT AT DAWN
I AM CANADA - SHOT AT DAWN
By: john wilson | Published: February 2011

Sentenced to death for abandoning his unit, a soldier recounts the events leading up to his arrest. The reality of trench warfare is a shock to Alla...

Sentenced to death for abandoning his unit, a soldier recounts the events leading up to his arrest. The reality of trench warfare is a shock to Allan McBride. Like many other young soldiers, he enthusiastically signed up for the chance to join the war effort and be a part of the fighting. But after months in the ravaged battlefields, watching men, including his friend Ken, get blown up by German shelling, something in Allan snaps and he leaves his unit, believing he is "walking home to Canada" to get help for his friend. After nearly a week of wandering aimlessly, Allan is taken in by a band of real deserters - men who have abandoned their units and live on the edge of survival in the woods of northern France. Once Allan realizes what he's done, he is paralyzed by the reality of his circumstance: if he stays with these men, it's possible they will be found and have to face the consequences; and if he returns to his unit, he will be charged with desertion - a charge punishable by death. In this outstanding new title in the I Am Canada series, acclaimed author John Wilson explores life in the horrific trenches of WWI and the effect of battle on a shell-shocked soldier.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780545985956
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of LOST
LOST
By: john wilson | Published: March 2016

Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take the...

Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small island close to where archaeologists are diving on the wreck of the Erebus, one of the Franklin's ships, they are confronted by an old enemy. Isolated and outnumbered, how can they possibly save the priceless artifact that may hold the answer to the Franklin mystery?

Theme: Orca Currents series, Inuit, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781459811959
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of RED GOODWIN
RED GOODWIN
By: john wilson | Published: March 2006

In this compelling novel, John Wilson tells the story of Will Ryan, sent out from England after his father was killed in WW I, to live with his uncle,...

In this compelling novel, John Wilson tells the story of Will Ryan, sent out from England after his father was killed in WW I, to live with his uncle, a mine manager at Cumberland on Vancouver Island. Through a chance meeting in the forest with the radical union organizer Red Goodwin, young Will has all his ideas turned upside down, especially when he sees first-hand how the miners are treated in the community and at the pit face. He becomes friends with a Chinese boy who introduces him to the racism in Canada, where "Chinks" are seen as expendable. Will is deeply smitten by a beautiful Scottish girl, the daughter of a miner, who is working to help Goodwin and others hiding out in the forest. Soon Will finds himself caught between the demands of his uncle, his loyalty to the memory of his father and the new vision of Goodwin who argues that the European war between Britain and Germany has parallels with the war between the mine owners and the mine workers. In an exciting story, filled with sudden turns and tragic events, young Will discovers that he must make a choice, a choice that will change his life forever. "Wilson has created an exciting adventure story about one of Canada's true folk heroes---Ginger Goodwin---and something much rarer: an adventure in ideas."---Ann Walsh

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781553800347
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of RUINED CITY - THE GOLDEN MASK
RUINED CITY - THE GOLDEN MASK
By: john wilson | Published: October 2018

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking d...

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him that he is an Adept, which means he can communicate through dreams with other dimensions and, under certain circumstances, travel between them. Howard discovers that our world is only one of several dimensions swirling in time and space, and that one of the others, peopled by unimaginably powerful monsters, is approaching Earth for the first time in millennia. The last time the dimensions coincided, our world was saved by the breaking of a powerful golden mask in the Chinese city of Sanxingdui. Together, Howard and Cate travel through time and space, meeting other Adepts and avoiding lurking monsters, in a quest to find the three fragments of the golden mask and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

  • ISBN
    9781459819702
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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STOLEN
By: john wilson | Published: April 2013

On a visit to a seaside town in Australia, fifteen-year-old Sam meets Annabel, who works at the local museum. Annabel's interest in history is infecti...

On a visit to a seaside town in Australia, fifteen-year-old Sam meets Annabel, who works at the local museum. Annabel's interest in history is infectious, and Sam soon finds himself eager to hunt for the remains of a boat called the Mahogany Ship—a shipwreck sought after by many. When a storm creates an erosion hole that exposes a structure, Sam and Annabel are convinced it's the fabled ship. Soon all of the museum staff are at the erosion site to check it out. But the same storm also destroys the museum's power; someone knows the alarms aren't working and steals the museum's most treasured artifact, a large porcelain peacock worth $4 million. As Sam and Annabel search for the thief, they realize there may be a link between the fabled shipwreck and the recent theft.

Theme: Adventure, Orca Currents series

  • ISBN
    9781459803756
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of VICTORIO'S WAR
VICTORIO'S WAR
By: john wilson | Published: May 2012

Jim Doolen discovered his father's fate in Written in Blood and met Billy the Kid in Ghost Moon. Now, in the final installment of The Desert Legends T...

Jim Doolen discovered his father's fate in Written in Blood and met Billy the Kid in Ghost Moon. Now, in the final installment of The Desert Legends Trilogy, he's a scout for the Army in the middle of a brutal war to force Victorio's Apaches onto a reservation far from their traditional lands. Deeply troubled by the violence he's witnessed and been a part of, and having lost so many friends, both white and Indian, Jim feels trapped between the two worlds he's encountered over the past three years. Captured by his nemesis Ghost Moon and forced to flee with an Apache band of warriors, Jim is only saved from a slow and torturous death when his old friend Wellington adopts him as his son. But now he's on the wrong side. Will he be branded a traitor? Or killed in a battle with the 10th US Cavalry or the Mexican Army? Jim finds his loyalties now divided, and he begins to understand the plight of his captors. But as supplies and ammunition run out, Jim's fate is tied to that of the doomed Apache warriors and survival seems unlikely.

  • ISBN
    9781554698820
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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WINGS OF WAR
By: john wilson | Published: June 2014

A boy-friendly book set during World War One, published for the centennary of the war and accompanied by a digital component to boost interest from th...

A boy-friendly book set during World War One, published for the centennary of the war and accompanied by a digital component to boost interest from the school and library market.      It's the early 1900s and Edward Setten is growing up in the prairies fascinated by his uncle, who is one of the very first people in Canada to pilot a plane. Despite his mother's protests, Edward learns to fly and, when war breaks out, joins the Royal Flying Corps. In this fast-paced and gripping novel, Edward's coming of age takes place in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780385678308
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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