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.
Short-listed for the 2002 Canadian Childrenâ€™s Book Centre Norma Fleck Award
Norman Bethune was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others and whose story is a remarkable one, cut short by his early death in China in 1938. This biography in our Stories of Canada series traces his life from his childhood spent moving around Ontario as a preacherâ€™s son to his experiences in the First World War and his crusades to find a cure for tuberculosis and to promote health care in Canada. But Bethune is most famous for the time he spent fighting Fascism through his profession of healing in Spain and China during the late 1930s. His story inspires us to believe that we can change the world through our actions.
Honest, accessible account of Norman Bethune's eventful and still influential work. Engages readers.
Clear, straightforward writing and one-page 'chapters' make this particularly accessible to younger readers.
Intelligent yet accessible.
Comprehensive, accessible. A good addition to school and public libraries.