My Latest Book – Highway of Heroes

Each time a fallen soldier returns to Canada, thousands of ordinary Canadians from all walks of life line the bridges over the Highway of Heroes to pay their respects to the soldier and the soldier’s family.

Highway of Heroes

Highway of Heroes is a photographic picture book that tells the fictional story of one boy’s journey down the Highway with his family and the factual story behind the remarkable phenomenon that occurs along the route each time such a journey is made.   A “note from the author” at the back of Highway of Heroes says:

This book is my way of standing alongside those on the bridges over the Highway. It’s my way of saying thank you to soldiers, journalists, and others for doing what they can to make a positive difference in the world. It’s my way of paying my respects to families who have lost and will lose loved ones – wherever and whenever they may serve.

A share of the proceeds from the sale of Highway of Heroes will go to Wounded Warriors, a charity that has offered support to wounded soldiers and their families since 2006. A portion will also go to UNICEF, the organization that has been working to improve the quality of life for children around the world since 1946.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Darlene Johnston on October 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tribute.
    When I opened the book much to my surprise I see my son standing on the tarmac in the photo that was taken in Trenton.
    Our family was fortunate that "our soldier" came back to us safe and sound. As a parent we share the loss of each and every soldier that travels the "Highway of Heros".
    I will be donating a copy of the book to Brad's elementary school, Glen Williams Public School for other children to read knowing that it has a connection to a student that attended their school.

    Thanks again,
    Darlene Johnston

  2. Kathy Stinson on October 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Darlene, that's a wonderful gesture to make. I'm sure that it will add real meaning to the book for the students at Glen Williams PS to know that a former student from their school is one of the brave soldiers who has served in Afghanistan.

    All best to you and to your son.
    Kathy Stinson

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