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Biography & Autobiography General

Canadian Cultural Heritage 4-Book Bundle

Molly Brant / Louis Riel / Harriet Tubman / Simon Girty

by (author) Peggy Dymond Leavey, Sharon Stewart, Rosemary Sadlier & Edward Butts

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
General, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Personal Memoirs
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459732421
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $26.99

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Presenting four titles in the Quest Biography series profiling prominent figures in Canada’s history. In these four books, we explore the cultural heritage at the roots of Canada’s present-day multicultural society. In the lives of abolitionist Underground Railway hero Harriet Tubman, Metis revolutionary Louis Riel, frontiersman Simon Girty, and aboriginal elder stateswoman Molly Brant, we discover that the struggle for inclusion and human rights has existed since the dawn of Canada’s modern history.

Includes:

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Louis Riel
  • Simon Girty
  • Molly Brant

About the authors

Peggy Dymond Leavey was born in Toronto, the second in a family of five children. Her father was in the RCAF, and while Peggy was growing up in the 40s and 50s, the family was often on the move. Peggy began writing as a child and has since published poems, articles and plays for both adults and children. She has collaborated on three books of local history and has done freelance writing. Her book The Movie Years, published in 1989, details the years 1917-1934 when Trenton, Ontario was Canada’s filmmaking capital. Her first novel for children, Help Wanted: Wednesdays Only, published in 1994 by Napoleon, has been published in French as Un Petit Boulot du Mercredi. A Circle in Time was published in 1994, also by Napoleon. Her third book, Sky Lake Summer, published in 1999, was nominated for a Silver Birch Award and a Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. It has also been chosen for the Accelerated Reading Program in the U.S. Peggy’s first teen novel, Finding My Own Way, was published by Napoleon in the fall of 2001. It was followed by another junior novel, The Deep End Gang, in 2003, which was an honour finalist for the Silver Birch Award. The Path Through the Trees (2005) was also a Silver Birch finalist. Her latest novel is Treasure at Turtle Lake (2007). The sequel, Trouble at Turtle Narrows, will be released in the fall of 2008. Today, Peggy lives near Trenton, Ontario. She and her husband have three grown children and eight grandchildren. She works part-time as a librarian, keeping her mornings free to write.

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Sharon Stewart was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, in the shadow of World War II. During her childhood, the breathtaking beauty of the British Columbia landscape informed her earliest attempts at writing, particularly nature poetry. Her earliest memories were of the beach at Gonzales Bay where she spent every moment pottering about on the sand. When her father returned from the war in Europe, the family moved to Vancouver and later to the Fraser Valley and then to the Okanagan Valley. To this day, Sharon has trouble deciding which she loves best: sea or mountains” Sharon’s innermost literary fantasies were early stoked by her victory in her junior high school’s short story competition. However, she was soon sucked into the whirlwind of study and work. Her first high school job was in the West Vancouver Memorial Library and she was one of the first students in attendance when Simon Fraser University opened in 1965. She began her university studies in English and Modern Languages, but by third year, she had fallen completely in love with history. She found, however, that the more she got into academic writing, the less creative writing she did. In 1969 she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to do graduate work at University College of the University of London, England. After marriage and a move to Toronto, she also did graduate work at the University of Toronto where she completed a Master’s degree in French history, her Ph.D course work and became a teaching assistant. Midway through her thesis and the promise of publication in a scholarly journal, she realized she was no longer interested in strictly academic writing and research. She left the university sphere to become a Social Sciences editor at Gage Publishing. A second marriage to Roderick Stewart, biographer of Norman Bethune, gave her the opportunity to live and work in China’s far north, the city of Harbin, formerly in Manchuria. Adapting to life in a severe climate with no central heating, she learned to live with two layers of thermal underwear while pedalling to her work as a teacher of English to Chinese teachers. She and her husband wrote a series of articles on China which were published in newspapers across Canada in 1983-84. After the year in China, Sharon returned to editorial work at Ginn and Co. and is now a senior project editor in Language Arts at Prentice Hall Ginn where her job is to research, compile and write content for Language Arts anthologies. Many of her poems and articles have appeared in Ginn and Prentice Hall anthologies. Sharon’s employment as an editor re-ignited her passion for writing and her long-dormant ambition to write for young people. Napoleon Publishing’s The Minstrel Boy (1997) was Sharon’s first published piece of young adult fiction, although it is in fact her second novel. The first, The Dark Tower, was published by Scholastic Canada in 1998 and her third, Spider’s Web, by Red Deer College Press, also in 1998. Aside from writing, Sharon’s interests include reading (of course!), playing the piano, gardening and training squirrels to come when she whistles.

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Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto.

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Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running With Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Cher Journal : Le temps des réjouissances

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Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles

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