Introduce your students to Sigmund's books with the following book trailers and extra resources.
Devil's Pass Book Trailer
When David McLean, beloved grandfather and avid adventurer, dies at the age of ninety-two, he leaves behind a very unusual will that outlines the seven tasks he has set for his seven grandsons. Eric Walters and six other well-known authors—John Wilson, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Norah McClintock, Sigmund Brouwer and Shane Peacock—bring their signature styles to a series of adventures that take readers from the top of Kilimanjaro to the bottom of the Mediterranean.
In Sigmund Brouwer's Devil's Pass, seventeen-year-old Webb's abusive stepfather has made it impossible for him to live at home, so Webb survives on the streets of Toronto by busking with his guitar and working as a dishwasher. When Webb's grandfather dies, his will stipulates that his grandsons fulfill specific requests. Webb's task takes him to the Canol Trail in Canada's Far North, where he finds out that there are much scarier things than the cold and the occasional grizzly bear. With a Native guide, two German tourists and his guitar for company, Webb is forced to confront terrible events in his grandfather's past and somehow deal with the pain and confusion of his own life.
After Devil's Pass ends, the main character, Jim Webb, goes to Nashville and gets a recording contract with his band mile oneTwelve for his song "Rock the Boat." Go to www.devilspassnovel.com for more about the story and the music.
Devil's Pass—The Research
Learn about Sigmund's time in the Northwest Territories doing research for Devil's Pass.
"Beautiful Bird" is the song written for the novel Broken Angel. The song is written and performed by Cindy Morgan, Sigmund Brouwer's wife, who is a 2013 Grammy nominee for her song on the compilation album MercyLand. The novel Broken Angel is about a genetically mutated girl on the run from government bounty hunters. The girls in the video are Sigmund's daughters. The song is available at iTunes under "Beautiful Bird, Cindy Morgan'"
The Canary List
Flight of Shadows
Similar to The Hunger Games, grade 6+