BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto’s Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. Bill Freeman is also a popular children’s author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for “a body of work” and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.

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  • Casa Loma

    The fascinating story of industrialist Sir Henry Pellatt and his lavish Toronto home

    $19.95, Paperback
  • Their Town

    A no-holds-barred portrait of Hamilton civic life in the 1970s

    $24.95, Paperback
  • Hamilton: A People's History

    Hamilton: A People's History is lavishly illustrated with over 200 contemporary and archival images. The narrative and visuals together provide a vivid portrait of one of Ontario's most prosperous and appealing cities.
    $34.95, Paperback
  • Ambush in the Foothills

    The year is 1877. Jamie and Kate Bains are ready to help their friend, North West Mounted Police constable Patrick McNeil, drive a herd of cattle north to the foothills country of Canada.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Sioux Winter

    In this story, Jamie and Kate Bains accompany their Assiniboine friend, Black Eagle, on a dangerous mission into Sioux country.
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Prairie Fire !

    Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Prairie Fire!

    Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • The Last Voyage of the Scotian

    In the spring of 1873, Meg and John Bains are ready to return home from a winter working in a lumber camp when they are lured into a trap and shanghaied as crew on a leaky old square-rigged sailing ship in Quebec City.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Danger on the Tracks

    In this historical adventure novel set in the frontier country around London, Ontario, in the 1870s, Meg and Jamie Bains find themselves in the midst of a bitter feud between the gun-toting Ryan brothers.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Harbour Thieves

    The adventures of Meg and John Bains continue with an exciting story of kids living by their wits in the Toronto of 1875.
    $5.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Trouble at Lachine Mill

    Meg and her twelve-year-old brother Jamie take jobs in a shirt factory in Montreal. Soon they discover they have been hired at rock-bottom wages to replace striking workers.
    $16.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Cedric and the North End Kids

    For Cedric, it's a big and often bewildering change to move from Jamaica to industrial Hamilton, Ontario.
    $5.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-10
  • First Spring on the Grand Banks

    In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 8-13
  • Shantymen of Cache Lake

    This is the story of 14-year-old John Bains and his sister Meg, 13, and the winter they spend working in alumber camp in the Ottawa Valley.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 7-15
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