Fiddle and Fly
By Neil Aitken
Egremont Township, 1867. Thirteen-year-old Ernest Wood tells of his life in a squatter’s family: clearing land, tending the trapline, field work and barn-raising. But there’s fun too, as he becomes friends with neighbours, especially Robert Aitken, a fellow fiddler.
When Pa leaves to serve with the military, Ernest, his mother and sisters cope at home.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of his ancestors in Canada West, Neil Aitken has crafted a novel to intrigue readers young and old with the adventures of two lads in the Queen’s Bush.
184 pages, Quality Softcover $18.00 ISBN 978-1-896922-38-6
Cover art by Margaret Quarrie and inside graphics by Bill Boyer.
Student activity pages to accompany reading of Fiddle and Fly. Developed and used by a classroom teacher, these pages can be downloaded to motivate and engage students.
Thanks to Laurie Aitken’s wish to share, The Brucedale Press makes these available at no charge; however, we are interested in feedback from users – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT ACTIVITY PAGES. (pdf)