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Freddie the Flyer by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael
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Freddie the Flyer by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael
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Oct 24, 2023 | ISBN 9781774880807

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One of CBC’s Best Canadian Books for Kids and Teens of 2023

PRAISE FOR Freddie the Flyer:

“Telling his tale in the third person along with Metcalfe-Chenail, Carmichael goes from school-age daydreams of flight in the tiny town of Aklavik, Canada, to adventures as a private pilot on the Mackenzie Delta. . . . Painting on rough canvas, Loreen-Wulf underscores the breadth and beauty of the subarctic landscape with scenes of musk oxen and caribou, broad snowfields, and swathes of seasonal wildflowers beneath twilit skies and bright Northern lights. . . . Shines with a love of both planes and place.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The story of an Indigenous boy who dreamed of taking to the sky unfolds across the year in this picture-book biography that draws on Gwich’in language, the power of an unshakable passion, and, as rendered in the gorgeous painted illustrations, the beauty of nature.” —Booklist

“With few autobiographies for children about Indigenous ‘firsts,’ this fills a niche.” —School Library Journal

“Beautiful artwork, depicting the Far North, was created with acrylic paint on canvas. The story is told through the twelve months of the year which are noted in English, Videetoh Goojiidhat and Hiqinnatchiaq.” —Youth Service Book Review

Freddie The Flyer is a captivating true story of great flying inspiration. A beautiful homage to Freddie — the first Indigenous commercial pilot in the Arctic. A must read!” —Momma Braga

“An empowering story, Carmichael’s journey to becoming a pilot illustrates the importance of dreams.” —The Miramichi Reader

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