Faster Than Wind by Steve Pitt Online

Faster Than Wind
Title : Faster Than Wind
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ISBN : 9781550028379
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192

It is 1900, and 14-year-old Bertie McCross is a newspaper boy in downtown Toronto. Berties family has fallen on hard times and can use every penny he brings home from hawking newspapers on the frigid streets. However, in order to do that Bertie has to keep out of the clutches of the Kelly Gang, a family of slightly older Cabbagetown toughs who are shaking down "newsies."OnIt is 1900, and 14-year-old Bertie McCross is a newspaper boy in downtown Toronto. Berties family has fallen on hard times and can use every penny he brings home from hawking newspapers on the frigid streets. However, in order to do that Bertie has to keep out of the clutches of the Kelly Gang, a family of slightly older Cabbagetown toughs who are shaking down "newsies."On Christmas Eve, Bertie is almost cornered by the Kellys but is saved by Tommy Fry and Milwaukee Ed, who introduce Bertie to the thrills of iceboat racing on Lake Ontario. Soon Bertie is swept up in the fast and dangerous sport and meets a whole crew of new friends, including Isobel, a girl from a wealthy family with a mansion on Jarvis Street. The continued pursuit by the Kelly Gang, a plunge into freezing harbour water, and the clash of classes all lead up to a spine-tingling race to end all races.


Faster Than Wind Reviews

  • maggie

    This is a book about a fourteen year old boy and probably enjoyed by younger readers than me. I never knew about ice boat racing. I finished it.

  • Apetley

    this is a good book to read. it is in 1900, the book is about an 14 year boy named Bertie McCross he is a newspaper boy in downtown Toronto. Bertie’s family has fallen on hard times and they are very pore can use every penny he brings home. However, in order to do that Bertie has to keep out away from the Kelly Gang, a family of slightly older red headed toughs who take money from the other newspaper boysthis book is for people that like reading books that are long on topic and has lots of exc [...]

  • Apetley

    this is a good book to read. it is in 1900, the book is about an 14 year boy named Bertie McCross he is a newspaper boy in downtown Toronto. Bertie’s family has fallen on hard times and they are very pore can use every penny he brings home. he meets 2 other boys that do ice boat races for a living and he ends p on there teamis is a great book tho read it has lots of excitement and fun

  • Katie20

    good book! I liked it i do not know if you would like it but i liked it