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Christopher Dinsdale

Christopher Dinsdale was born in Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in Dundas, Ontario and spent his high school years in Ottawa. Throughout his life, Christopher has enjoyed working with children. He valued his several summers working with disabled children as a councellor at Merrywood Camp near Perth. While attending The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, he founded a Cystic Fibrosis winter camp for families in the area trying to cope with the childhood disease. After completing an honors degree in Cell Biology and a Masters of Science Degree in Zoology at Western, he then went on to complete a Masters of Arts in Education degree at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont.

Christopher enjoys many sports, including tennis, skiing, sailing as well as his latest passion, scuba diving. He enjoys writing novels for both children and adults during his summer breaks. Broken Circle was his first published book for young readers and was chosen as a Great Book For 2006 by the Canadian Toy Testing Council. His second YA novel, Stolen Away, was released in the fall of 2006 and was shortlisted for the Red Maple Award. His third novel with Napoleon, Betrayed: The Legend of Oak Island, was published in the fall of 2009.

Christopher lives in Newmarket, Ontario with his wife Amanda (who also doubles as his personal editor) and his three daughters.

Broken Circle (Dinsdale)
Authors:
Christopher Dinsdale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Angry at missing a week of summer video game entertainment, Jesse, a twelve year-old boy of European/Native American descent, grudgingly follows through with his deceased father's request that he join his Uncle Matthew and cousin Jason at Six Island's, on Georgian Bay, for a special camping trip. Uncle Matthew explains that Jesse's father wanted Jason's vision quest to be his introduction to their native culture. During their first night around the campfire, it is Jesse who has a vision, and the adventure begins. Not only is he swept back in time four hundred years but he is transformed into a majestic white-tailed deer. He must now survive the expert hunting skills of his ancestors while somehow rescuing his people before they are destroyed by warfare.

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104 pages | 5.12" x 7.50"

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Stolen Away
Authors:
Christopher Dinsdale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Beothuk; Inuit; Thule;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Keira, kidnapped from Ireland by Vikings, is a slave living in legendary Vinland. Two native bands, the Beothuck and the Thule, are also fighting over the land, thrusting the Norsemen into war. While the Vikings search for a new home, an accident at sea leaves Keira miraculously saved by a Beothuck warrior. Keira settles into the Beothuck way of life, learning their customs and coming to care for them. But she dreams of risking everything in order to find a way home. Ultimately, she is torn between the cultures in which she has livedher homeland, the Viking world in which she was welcomed, and her new Beothuck family. This is a thrilling adventure and an exciting introduction to the history of Canada.

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