A young boy has lost his father, a soldier killed in action overseas. He and his mother travel the stretch of Highway 401 between Trenton and Toronto, called the Highway of Heroes, marking the route of fallen soldiers who return to Canada. This photographic picture book pays tribute to the sacrifices of those Canadian men and women in our armed forces and their families, while highlighting the remarkable patriotism of Canadian citizens who honour them.
Kathy gives an overview of the book:
The bridge over the highway is crowded with people. The boy wonders where they are all going. As the car is about to pass under the bridge, he realizes the people aren’t going anywhere. They are standing still. Many are waving Canadian flags or holding them open over the railing.
Then there are empty fields, shivery trees, and more empty fields.
A sign says “Winter Hazards.”
It means to watch for icy patches or blowing snow. Not bombs.
At the next overpass, there are more people. Saluting. Waving flags. Fire trucks and school buses, cars and pickup trucks are parked on the bridge, too. Leaning forward, the boy looks up. He thinks, These people couldn’t have all known my dad. Not this far from home.
Kathy long ago sorted mail, waited tables, and taught school for five years, before finally figuring out that what she really wanted to do was write. She now has over 30 titles to her credit which include young adult fiction, novels for middle readers, picture books, non-...
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