Emily and Matt have seen the movies, they've read the books, and they've learned in school what pioneer life was like -- but nothing could have prepared them for the journey they are about to take. The key is the antique Canadian Flyer sled they find in the attic, which whisks them away for a new adventure. Before they know it, they're in Ontario in the early 19th century,Emily and Matt have seen the movies, they've read the books, and they've learned in school what pioneer life was like -- but nothing could have prepared them for the journey they are about to take. The key is the antique Canadian Flyer sled they find in the attic, which whisks them away for a new adventure. Before they know it, they're in Ontario in the early 19th century, and much of it is still wilderness. Emily and Matt meet Jane, whose family has just arrived from England to start a new life. Together they travel rough roads through uncharted forests and down untamed rivers, only to reach overcrowded inns and other unforeseen delays on their journey from Montreal to Jane's family's new plot of land. On top of that, Jane fears for her mother's health -- her child is due to be born any day. Homesick and worried, Jane wants to return to England. Can Emily and Matt help her feel comfortable in her new country? Like the previous volumes in this beloved series, this one gives young readers a fascinating tour of Canadian history along with an action-packed narrative....
|Title||:||Stop that Stagecoach!: Canadian Flyer Adventures #13|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Stop that Stagecoach!: Canadian Flyer Adventures #13 Reviews
Reminiscent of the popular Magic Treehouse series, in the Canadian Flyer Adventures a magic sled takes two children back in time to explore important historic Canadian events. Fans of the Magic Treehouse books will love these fast paced, easy to read adventure stories. Short chapters and age appropriate vocabulary make these books perfect for children ready for their first chapter books.In this thirteenth book, Matt and Emily ride their sled back to Montreal in the 1830s. Due to the cholera epidemic, people are fleeing the city to avoid the disease if possible. They join a family headed to the Peterborough area of Upper Canada. As they travel over bumpy Corduroy roads by stagecoach, they experience some of the discomforts and slow method of transportation the early settlers would have endured. The lack of medical services is highlighted when Mrs. O’Brian gives birth on the journey in a farm house along the trail. There is great portion of this brief book focused on the time spent in an unpleasant wayside inn. The overcrowded and dirty conditions, while accurate, are perhaps poorly explained as there is such a heavy emphasis on snoring. There is a nice little map on p. 44 which shows the route they travelled. It would have been nice to see the Upper and Lower Canadas shown more clearly and distinctly.The educational highlights of this book, as in all of the series are Emily and Matt’s Top Ten Facts and the author’s note section. These brief lists build on the information the story covered.
In this short chapter book, suitable for grades 3-5, friends Emily and Matt journey to the Upper Canada of the 1830s. Emily has a tower room in her house which contains artifacts from Canadian history. Her great aunt, Miranda, has left her a letter outlining how she can travel back in time on a magic sled to explore the history associated with one of these objects. In this story (there are many books in the series), Emily and Matt take the sled to Montreal, where they meet Thomas O'Brien and his mother, new immigrants from Ireland. All are eager to flee Montreal where a cholera plague is rampant. They have a bumpy ride along "corduroy" log roads in a stagecoach, stopping at filthy inns that provide no privacy. Ultimately, they cross Lake Ontario in a steamer and travel part way up the Otonabee River towards Peterborough, Ontario, in a "scow" (a flat-bottomed boat), learning a great deal along the way about how hard life is in nineteenth-century Upper Canada. The climax revolves around Thomas's mother going into labor while they are out in the wilds.Wishinsky ends her eventful and informative story with two top 10 lists (one from Emily; one from Matt) and some answers to commonly asked questions about life in early Canada.This is an age-appropriate and accessible text. I only wish the delivery of the baby--a "dangerous" event in its own right back then--weren't quite so sanitized.