Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 18
- Grade: 4 to 12
Au XVIIe siècle, Hélène St-Onge doit, à treize ans, quitter la France et voyager jusqu?au Nouveau Monde avec sa soeur, une Fille du Roy. Mais celle-ci ne survit pas au voyage et Hélène se retrouve seule. La vie en Nouvelle-France est difficile; les hivers y sont rigoureux et les attaques iroquoises, fréquentes.
Que lui réserve le destin?
Ce magnifique livre à l?aspect ancien et à couverture rigide comprend un signet-ruban.
Young Hélène St-Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all the men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a Fille du Roy, one of the many young women sent to the new world as brides. Hélène will accompany her on the long sea voyage and live with her sister's new family. But Catherine dies during the gruelling journey, and Hélène finds herself alone in a strange new country. New France is a far harsher place than she had imagined, with bitter winters and frequent threats of attack from the Iroquois. Will the new friendships she has made on her long voyage help her survive?
Original title: Alone in an Untamed Land
About the author
Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.Maxine spent 31 years working as an educator in elementary classrooms, guiding children toward literacy. The students in her class, who of course thought of her only as their teacher, saw each step in the creation of a new work. They heard the unillustrated story, saw the roughs, and were the first to view the finished book.Maxine lives with her husband William and their two Yorkies, Ceilidh and Moon. They divide their year between Port Stanley, Ontario on Lake Erie, and Newman s Cove, Newfoundland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Both are wonderful places to write.
Other titles by Maxine Trottier
The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing
Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land
The Filles du Roi Diary of Helene St. Onge, Montreal, New France, 1666
I Am Canada: Storm the Fortress
The Siege of Quebec, William Jenkins, New France, 1759
Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 4: These Three Gifts
Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 9: A Time to Rebuild
Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 9 - Après Batoche
Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 4 - Trois cadeaux en or
Cher Journal : Le temps des réjouissances
Dix récits de Noël
Cher Journal : Du sang sur nos terres
Joséphine Bouvier, témoin de la rébellion de Louis Riel, Batoche, Saskatchewan, 1885
Cher Journal : Mon pays à feu et à sang
Geneviève Aubuchon, au temps de la bataille des plaines d'Abraham, Québec, Nouvelle-France, 1759