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Broken Pieces

An Orphan of the Halifax Explosion

by Allison Lawlor

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One hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief vessel Imo in the Halifax Harbour. At first, a small fire broke out aboard the Mont Blanc, which grew bigger crowds of people and emergency responders linded the shores of Halifax and Dartmouth to get a better look. Suddenly, the Mont Blanc's explosive cargo blew up, flattening homes and businesses, and triggering a tsunami.

Amid the confusion and devastation that followed the blast was fourteen-year-old Barbara Orr, who had been walking from her neighbourhood in Richmond to a friend's house. Follow Barbara as she navigates post-explosion Halifax, learning about rescue efforts, the kindness of strangers, and the bravery of heroes like Vincent Coleman along the way.

Part of the popular Compass series, this full-colour non-fiction book includes highlighted glossary terms, informative sidebars, over 50 illustrations and historical photographs, a detailed index, and recommended further reading. In commemoration of the tragic event's 100th anniversary, Broken Pieces is a great resource for young readers and educators.

About the Author

Allison Lawlor

Allson Lawlor's work has appeared in the Globe and Mail and several magazines. After working as a reporter for newspapers in Ontario, Allison returned in 2003 to Nova Scotia, where she had previously attended the University of King's College. She is the author of several non-fiction books for adults, and this is her first book for children. Allison lives in Prospect, Nova Scotia, with her husband, two daughters, and several animals.

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Age:
7 to 10
Grade:
2 to 5
Editorial Reviews

"Readers who are researching the Halifax Explosion for school or who have a personal interest in the topic will be able to use Broken Pieces as a starting point for further research." —Resource Links (NL)


"Allison Lawlor paints a very vivid picture of Halifax leading up to and following the Halifax Explosion." —Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)

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