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Cher Journal : Sans havre

Charlotte Blackburn lors de la grande explosion, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse, 1917

by (author) Julie Lawson

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2012
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12



See below for English description.

À la suite de l'explosion massive du 6 décembre 1917, Charlotte raconte au fil des pages de son journal personnel, sa quête pour retrouver Duncan, son frère jumeau, à travers les rues dévastées d'Halifax. Il est sa seule famille depuis que son frère aîné a été tué en France, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale.


Following the massive Halifax explosion of December 6, 1917, Charlotte writes in her diary of her search through the devastated city to find her twin brother Duncan after the rest of her family — except for her older brother, who is fighting in France in WWI — is killed.

Original title: Dear Canada: No Safe Harbour


About the author

Julie Lawson spent 18 years as an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time author in 1991. Since then, she has published over twenty books for young people, garnering awards and nominations, critical acclaim, and much recognition. Julie divides her time between writing at home and visiting schools and libraries. She has spoken to Roundtable groups, toured for Canadian Children's Book Week, conducted writing workshops, taught university courses on writing children's literature, and been a presenter at conferences for adults and children across North America. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

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