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Andrea Talbot and her brother Tony return to the Moose Jaw tunnels in Tunnels of Tyranny: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #4.
This time, the dreaded Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is involved.
Andrea and Tony go back in time to the 1920s, just as a KKK outdoor rally is about to take place. The KKK is in town looking to recruit new members.
As Andrea, Tony, and their friends from the past — Vance, Rosie, and Beanie — listen to a recruitment speech, the KKK officials make racist remarks, especially about the Chinese people who have opened businesses in Moose Jaw. Andrea and her friends realize the KKK is threatening the safety of the Chinese community.
Many of the crowd seem interested in joining the KKK, but Vance and Rosie work for the local Moose Jaw newspaper, and they don’t like what they’re hearing. One of the KKK members hints of violent consequences if Rosie and Vance publish the truth about the KKK.
Can Andrea and Tony help their friends from the past figure out how to discourage the KKK from setting up shop in Moose Jaw?
This book, like the others in the series, is historical fiction and is based on true events from Moose Jaw’s past.
A Canadian children’s classic, Tunnels of Tyranny was originally published in 2005. Continued demand aided in the decision to update and republish the book and the previous three books in this series. Our revised edition has shorter chapters and comes with the addition of historical notes and discussion questions which can be used in the classroom or your home as you read with your children.
There are art activities to help children be creative and enjoy the book even more. We have also included writing ideas for youngsters to hone their skills.
We have added beautiful illustrations and a brand-new exciting cover by artist Wendi Nordell. “Tunnels of Tyranny” would be a great gift for any child. It would also make an engaging read-aloud story for the whole family. The book is geared toward readers 10 to 14 years of age, although many adults admit to reading and enjoying all of the books in the Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure Series.
• “Tunnels of Tyranny: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #4”, and many other books written by Mary Harelkin Bishop are available at driverworks.ca, McNally Robinson, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Handmade Saskatchewan gift shops, Yvette Moore Gallery, SaskMade Marketplace, Indigo, Chapters, Coles, SaskBooks, Amazon, and other select stores. Find the author at maryhbishop.ca.
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