Freddie the Flyer is a beautiful picture book for the whole family to enjoy a piece of story, history about indigenous commercial pilot Freddie Carmichael. This Canadian adventure tells a story of each month of the year about moments from Freddie’s life. Children will love the story of airplanes and adventure while parents will enjoy the lesson of passion and going for your life dreams and never giving up. Additionally, this is a new fantastic read by Penguin Random House.

Freddie Dreams of Flying

Firstly, the book is divided into twelve parts, one part for every month. Each month represents a different time in Freddies life as he begins and continues his journey of flying. Readers get to learn the months in Gwich’in and Inuvialuktun as well as English. Your whole family will be immersed in the western Arctic culture and get a vision of what life was like.

Co-authored with Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Fred tells his story beautifully and gives hope to any child in any part of the world that their dreams have no limits and anything is possible. It also teaches you that when your dreams come true, they can take you to new paths and adventures that you could never even fathom. There are a lot of great lessons for both adults and children!

Lastly, the illustrations are by Audrea Loreen-Wulf and they are captivating. The northern lights’ depictions are not to be missed. Your children will develop a deep fascination with the northern skies.

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Extra Credit

Have your children draw a picture of them flying with Freddie! Where are they going? What are they doing? Do they get to see the Northern Lights as well.