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Dear Canada: Winter of Peril

The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge, Mairie's Cove, New-Found-Land, 1721

by Jan Andrews

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Sophie Loveridge's family is uprooted from the comfort of their home in England when her eccentric father - inspired by the new novel, Robinson Crusoe - decides to move the family to the New World so he can write an epic poem about surviving the rugged winter conditions. When the only help they have - a skillful fisherman - dies, it is up to Sophie and her mother to make sure the family survives until the spring, when the next fishing boat will arrive in their isolated cove.

About the Author
Jan Andrews is a well-known author and storyteller who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award three times. She has written books that have become classics, including Very Last First Time (illustrated by Ian Wallace), The Auction (illustrated by Karen Reczuch) and Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World (illustrated by Simon Ng). She is the founding president of the Storytellers of Canada and has performed at festivals and in concert throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Australia and England.
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JAN ANDREWS's own family has roots in the West Country of England, where Sophie Loveridge is from."I seem to know how Sophie feels and thinks better than I have done with any other character I have created so far," says Jan. Her books have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award, selected by the International Youth Library, and chosen as an ALA Notable. Her previous books include Pa's Harvest, The Auction and Very Last First Time.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

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Winter of Peril: The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge (Dear Canada)

A privileged English girl struggles to survive a harsh Newfoundland winter – until the next fishing boat arrives – while her eccentric father writes an epic poem about it.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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