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Children's Fiction Survival Stories

Iain of New Scotland

with a foreword by Diana Gabaldon

by (author) Margaret MacKay

Bradan Press Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Survival Stories, Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Thirteen-year-old Iain Robertson is homesick for the Highlands of Scotland. It's September 1773, and he has just arrived in Nova Scotia with his parents and little sister after the long, disastrous, Atlantic voyage of the ship Hector. They wanted a new life in New Scotland — but the land agent lied to them. With no money, no food, no shelter, and winter fast approaching, how will they survive?

About the author

Margaret MacKay is a retired teacher living in rural Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Her many creative interests include fiber arts, painting, gardening and photography. Her passion for sharing local history has led her to write magazine articles and to weave this tale drawing on the experiences of her Highland ancestors.

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