TOGO to the Rescue: a Halifax Explosion story
(for elementary school age children)
This is a story of TOGO, a grocery delivery horse and his owner (Uncle Arthur) in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917. Their world is turned upside-down at precisely 9:04:35 AM on that fateful day by a cataclysmic event – the Halifax Explosion. In an instant, their world is turned upside-down, but they quickly spring into action to save a young boy trapped in the rubble.
Artfully illustrated adventure story, well-suited for elementary school age children (7-10), is the result of a collaboration by the mother-daughter team of schoolteachers, Laura King and Hannah Aubrecht. Share the poignant prose of Laura and the delightful, colourful sketches by illustrator, Hannah, who created this fascinating rescue adventure. While the story is fictional, it is based on real experiences of family members and friends who lived through this tragic event.
This book is a tribute to the heroism of so many, beginning with first responders and front-line medical staff, but including many ordinary citizens who stepped-up to help their neighbours.