By Philip Roy
Paperback | 2017
Alexander Graham Bell, Baddeck’s most illustrious resident, and one of the world’s greatest inventors, is also famous for the greatness of his compassion. It’s 1908, and ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald shares the friendly inventor’s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d’Or Lake. But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write. After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends the young boy, and takes an interest in his struggle – encouraging Eddie to celebrate his successes and never give up. When Bell’s long ambition for manned flight culminates in the Silver Dart soaring over Bras d’Or Lake, Eddie is inspired to find solutions to his own challenges. Philip Roy is the author of the acclaimed historical novel Blood Brothers in Louisbourg (CBU Press, 2012) and of the best-selling Submarine Outlaw series and is active with school visits, literary festivals and fairs. Blood Brothers will soon be released in translation by Éditions Perce-Neige.