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Children's Fiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land

The Filles du Roi Diary of Helene St. Onge, Montreal, New France, 1666

by (author) Maxine Trottier

Publisher
Independent Publishers Group, Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2016
Category
Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780439989695
    Publish Date
    Mar 2003
    List Price
    $16.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443128087
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $16.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Young Hélène St. Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a "fille du roi," 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 imagined, with bitter winters and threat of attack from the Iroquois. Will the few friendships she has made on her long voyage enable her to survive?

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land:

"...a well told story with a very strong main character." -Resource Links

"This is a book with everything. Highly Recommended." -CM Magazine

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