Desert Hawk: The True Story of Stocky Edwards, World War II Flying Ace

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HarperCollins Canada, Nov 16, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages

The Desert Hawk is the story of James F. "Stocky" Edwards, one of Canada’s greatest WWII air aces, a fighter pilot who earned his nickname not because of his build, but because he would stand up to anything. A Saskatchewan farm boy whose bird-shooting skills would serve him well later in battle, he joined the RCAF and at 20 years old was leading the 260 Squadron over more senior officers. Edwards racked up victories in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and by war’s end he was a decorated wing commander, legendary for his victories and his irrepressible personality. In December 2004, he was made a member of the Order of Canada.

Like Barbara Hehner’s bestselling The Tunnel King, which scored highly with kids and was nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch, The Desert Hawk is another lively, action-adventure read of a great Canadian war hero.

 

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Contents

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
A NOTE ON NAMES
A NOTE ON ACES
Glossary
Acknowledgments
About the Author

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

BARBARA HEHNER is the author of many children’s books, including The Spirit of Canada: Canada’s Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems and the Ice Age Animals series. She began writing over 20 years ago, entering into a partnership with David Suzuki. Together they wrote six children’s science and activity books, starting with Looking at Plants. Barbara Hehner lives in Toronto with her family.

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