On the Case

On the Case

Book - 2009
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Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily's attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In On the Case, Matt and Emily arrive in Galbraith's Ferry, British Columbia, in 1888. A gold rush boomtown, Galbraith's Ferry is simmering with tensions between Aboriginal Peoples and the settlers who encroached on their land trying to strike it rich. Matt and Emily are relieved to find that the imposing figure of Sam Benfield Steele, the burly superintendent of this isolated Wild West outpost, has come riding in to settle tensions and restore order. The Mounties are the only force of law in this place, and it's said "the Mounties always get their man!" Emily and Matt lend a hand to this legendary figure as he tries to solve a really tough case. But will they be able to stay out of danger, and help the innocent men charged with murder? In this, the 12th book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Jean-Paul Eid's action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about East Kootenay, Fort Steele, and the Mounties, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Maple Tree Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781897349540
9781897349557
Characteristics: 73 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eid, Jean-Paul

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Dec 31, 2015

Emily and Matt says hello to you again just before they leave for Fort Steele!
Let's join them!
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"We're here now," thinks Emily and Matt,
"but where is Mountie Sam Steele?" They were puzzled. Mountie Sam Steele was the sherrif they saw on TV when they watched a movie with Matt's grandma. He said it had romantic music.
Now they thought they would see Mountie Sam right away.

Oops! Emily get's kicked by Mountie Sam's horse from behind!
"Never go behind a horse while it is being ridden," Mountie Sam says. Later, just before Emily and Matt could hide their sled in a fort, trouble strikes.
A boy named Judd and his friends were "taking care" of two Indian children. They threatened Emily and Matt and ended up getting shooed from the fort.

Look who's there! It's Mountie Sam Steele! He saves the day, and he has a murder to investigate.
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Remember, Emily and Matt always have their adventure, followed by their top ten facts!
So read, and learn with them!

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