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Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake

The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario, 1918

by Jean Little

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"I can hardly bear to look at Fanny. She is grey and her breath rasps and gurgles and wheezes. She has lost pounds. Her face is all hollow and a dark colour. A bluish grey. That is one of the symptoms of this Flu, Aunt told us. Nobody is saying the word, but we all know. So many have died, but not my Fan. I will not leave her no matter what anyone says."

Fee uses her diary to record all of her fears when the Spanish Flu rages through Toronto. It comforts her when she almost loses her twin sister - and when it actually takes their older sister Jemma.

About the Author

Jean Little

Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A member of the Order of Canada, Little has received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award, a CLA Book of the Year, the Little, Brown Children's Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
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Contributor Notes

One of Canada's premier authors, JEAN LITTLE's previous books include Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (CLA Book of the Year and Ruth Schwartz Award-winner), Listen for the Singing (Canada Council Children's Literature Prize), and Mine for Keeps (Little Brown Canadian Children's Book Award). She received the Vicky Metcalf Award in 1974 for her body of work. Jean lives near Guelph, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year

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