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Cher Journal : Un vent de guerre

Suzanne Merritt, déchirée par la guerre de 1812, Niagara, Haut-Canada, 1812

by Kit Pearson

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Le père et le frère de Suzanne Merritt sont au front lorsque la guerre éclate, en 1812, entre les forces britanniques et américaines. Pendant ce temps, dans le Haut-Canada, Suzanne, sa soeur et sa mère tentent d'assurer leur propre survie. Elles vivent dans l'attente de nouvelles des batailles et s'inquiètent du sort des hommes qu'elles aiment. Suzanne se sent déchirée: son père et son frère ont prêté serment d'allégeance à la couronne britannique, mais sa mère et sa meilleure amie sont toutes deux américaines. Toutefois, la veille de la bataille de Queenston Heights, la survie est l'unique préoccupation de la jeune fille.

Suzanne Merritt's father and brother were at the front when the war broke out in 1812 between the British and American forces. Meanwhile in Upper Canada, Suzanne, her sister, and her mother are trying to ensure their own survival. They wait for news of battles and are worried about the fate of the men they love. Suzanne feels torn: her father and brother took the oath of allegiance to the British crown, but her mother and her best friend are both American. However, on the eve of the Battle of Queenston Heights, survival is her only concern.

Original title: Whispers of War

About the Author

Kit Pearson

KIT PEARSON is one of Canada’s most beloved children’s authors. Her award-winning books include A Handful of Time, which has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was published in 1987; the Guests of War trilogy; The Daring Game; Awake and Dreaming, winner of the Governor General's Award; The Whole Truth, winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award; And Nothing but the Truth; and A Day of Signs and Wonders, finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She is a recipient of the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. In 2018, Kit was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Victoria, BC.

Web: KitPearson.com.

 

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Kit Pearson est native d?Edmonton, en Alberta. Enfant timide et plutôt solitaire, elle trouvait refuge dans les livres et cette passion ne l?a jamais quittée. Longtemps après ses études en littérature anglaise, elle est retournée à l?université pour étudier la bibliothéconomie. Au cours des 20 dernières années, Kit a remporté de nombreuses récompenses pour ses oeuvres, dont le prix Geoffrey Bilson (romans historiques pour les jeunes), le prix du Gouverneur général et le prix Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz. Deux de ses livres ont aussi remporté le titre de « livre de l'année », une récompense décernée par l'Association canadienne des bibliothèques (ACB). Kit vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.

Kit Pearson is a native of Edmonton, Alberta. A rather solitary and shy child, she found refuge in books and this passion has never left. Long after her studies in English literature, she returned to university to study Librarian Sciences. Over the past 20 years, Kit has won numerous awards for her works, including the Geoffrey Bilson Award (for historical novels for young people), the Governor General's Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Two of her books have also won the Book of the Year Award by the Canadian Library Association (CLA). Kit lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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9 to 100
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4 to 17

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