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Book Title: Revenge on the Fly|
Date of issue: September 15th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781927485569
The author of the book: Sylvia McNicoll
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 421 KB
Edition: Pajama Press
Read full description of the books Revenge on the Fly:In the year 1912 cities around the world waged war against the fly in a desperate attempt to control disease. In England, twelve-year-old William Alton lost his mother to the white plague and his sister to summer complaint. When Will and his father emigrate to Canada for better opportunities, he also looks for answers. Why does everyone he know have to get sick and die?
On Will's second day in his new school,Central Public, the health officer announces The Hamilton Spectator's fly killing competition. Will seems to have his answer and an opportunity to help his father with the downpayment on a home. At the same time he can teach the wealthy bully in his class a thing or two and perhaps impress other classmates including Rebecca and Ginny. The only trouble is he's useless at catching flies. Can he use his head instead of his hands, the way his father suggests? Or will he never get his revenge?
Read information about the authorBorn in Ajax, Sylvia McNicoll (pseudonym Genna Dare ) grew up in Montreal, Quebec where she received her BA in English with a minor in Economics from Concordia University. She began her writing career with adult short stories and household tips that were published in women's magazines, and moved on to freelance articles for Burlington local newspapers. Her friend and published author, Gisela Sherman, convinced her to take a children's writing course by Paul Kropp at Sheridan College. It was under his guidance that she wrote her first book "Blueberries and Whipped Cream" as a class project. Nine published books later she returned to Sheridan College to teach creative writing for a decade. She also edited "Today's Parent Toronto" for eight years.
Among her award winning published works are:
Project disaster, illustrated by Brian Boyd (Scholastic Canada, 1990) – Winner of Our Choice, 1990-91
The big race! Illustrated by Susan Gardos (Scholastic Canada, 1996) – winner of Our Choice, 1996-97
Jump Start, illustrated by Janet Wilson (Collier Macmillan Canada, 1989) – winner of Our Choice, 1989-90
Bringing Up Beauty (Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994) – winner of Our choice, 1995-96; Silver Birch Award, 1996; Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1997
Caught in a Lie (Scholastic Canada, 2000) – winner of Explora-Toy award, 2001
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