Fireside Publishing House

Fireside Publishing House

March 02, 2010 03:00 ET

Paul Martin: Tween Detective

Nation-wide contest held to write historical fiction kids book on former prime minister

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Fireside Publishing House will award a book publishing contract to a Canadian university, college or high school student who writes the best first chapter and outline for a historical fiction children's book on former Prime Minister Paul Martin.

The book will be part of the 'Leaders & Legacies' series on Canada's prime ministers, which imagines the young PM's solving mysteries or getting involved in adventures that one day foreshadow their lives to come. The book must focus on Martin at approximately age 12, the median age of readers.

"It's great to be part of the 'Leaders & Legacies' series," said Martin. "I always wanted to be a detective and now I've got the chance." 

Martin added, "Historical fiction – it's kind of like an alternate reality. In other words it's kind of like the House of Commons."

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