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Dear Canada: Whispers of War

The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt, Niagara, Upper Canada, 1812

by (author) Kit Pearson

Independent Publishers Group, Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


In the summer of 1812, as rumours of a looming war become a reality, Susanna, her mother and sister are surviving as best they can while the men are fighting. As news of various battles reaches them, Susanna becomes even more concerned for the safety and well-being of her beloved brother and father. She is also torn between the loyalties of her best friend and her mother - both Americans living in Upper Canada - and her father's and brother's allegiance to General Brock and the King. But the night of the Battle of Queenston Heights, Susanna's main concern is for survival.

About the author

Contributor Notes

KIT PEARSON is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian children's author. Her books include A Handful of Time; the Guests of War trilogy; The Daring Game; Awake and Dreaming; and A Perfect Gentle Knight (shortlisted for the Red Maple Award), as well as a Dear Canada book. Visit her online at

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