John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books for young people. He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia.
Dr. Norman Bethune fought against injustice and suffering wherever he found it. He provided mobile blood transfusions to the wounded in the Spanish Civil War and saved countless lives with mobile medical units when the Japanese invaded China. He died a hero to the Chinese people.