Fire On The Water

Fire On The Water

Book - 2007
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How did the son of Irish immigrants outrow blueblood scullers from Oxford and Cambridge to become one of the most famous athletes of his time? Award-winning author Wendy A. Lewis recounts the compelling story of the "Boy in Blue," from his childhood on the Toronto Islands, where he rowed himself to school on the mainland every day, to laurels won around the world.

Selected as an "Honour Book" - Red Maple Non-fiction Awards, 2009

[Fry Reading Level - 3.8

Publisher: Toronto : J. Lorimer, c2007.
ISBN: 9781550289725
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill., ports. ; 19 cm.


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GemElaine Apr 30, 2009

This book was pretty good. You know that saying, you can't judge a book by it's cover? Well actually, I usually can, but for this book my prediction was WAAAAY off. By looking at this cover, I thought, "Ooh, this book isn't going to be as good as the other ones." But it was really, really good, coming second only to my favourite non-fiction, Royal Murders. Good job, Wendy(:

Apr 22, 2009

red maple 09

movielover77 Apr 17, 2009

fire on the water was soooooo good! i'm not really into non fiction books, but this one made me a fan!

anoudconda Apr 07, 2009

most boring book i read it was like confusing

Jetta Apr 07, 2009

Totally awesome!!!!!!!!! Cool!!!!!!!!!!!

twinke Apr 01, 2009

is this a good


how does the fire keep going even new its on i dont get it

taylor2 Apr 01, 2009


sk Mar 30, 2009

This book was short, and to the point. It was written like a fiction book and I found that I enjoyed it that way. It was also a great size and didn's take that much room.

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

I think the topic of this book could have been better. When I looked at the cover I thought the book was about natural disasters. Anyway it could have told a little bit more about Ned`s life.

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Apr 22, 2009

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sk Mar 30, 2009

A book about the life of a boater named Edward "Ned" Halan. He has dreamed of racing on the water since he was a kid. This author tells the story of his great success.


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