Books by Troon Harrison

THE BIRDMAN by Troon Harrison
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"While this picture book is far from perfect, Ross was a multitalented helper whose story is well worth knowing. (historical note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Canadian ornithologist Alexander Milton Ross, a white man, dedicated years of his life to helping enslaved people escape from the American South. Read full book review >
RED RIVER STALLION by Troon Harrison
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The emotionally satisfying ending underscores the relationship beautifully. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Amelia Otterchild Mackenzie, a Cree-Scottish half-blood, orphaned twice, struggles to find places for herself and her young sister Charlotte among the Hudson's Bay fur-trading community. Read full book review >
THE HORSE ROAD by Troon Harrison
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Overall, an exciting adventure. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The first of a projected trio of horse-centered historical novels takes readers to a central Asia of some 2,000 years ago. Read full book review >
COURAGE TO FLY by Troon Harrison
Released: April 1, 2003

"There are no clouds and no lakes inside a box,' he tells Meg—children who are themselves lonely new arrivals, seeing her escape from a self-imposed isolation, may be encouraged to do likewise. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A purposeful tale of a shy "island" child in the big city who emerges from her shell after caring for an injured bird. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"As Zachary bounds up to his parents' bedroom with the dog in tow, young readers will have a fine time thinking about what happens next. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From readers' early glimpses of Zachary, the red-haired, bespectacled moppet hero of this story, standing on the edge of an orange toilet seat in his acid green jammies, they'll know this is no ordinary tale. Read full book review >