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Laura

A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Karen Reczuch

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This fictional story of a young girls courage sets the stage for the heroism that made Laura Secord a household name. When her cow, Peg, wanders off one day Laura follows her and soon finds herself deep in the forest. Peg dies giving birth and Laura struggles to bring the newborn calf home safely. The final pages include factual information about one of Canada's best known historical figures.

About the Authors

Maxine Trottier

Maxine Trottier a écrit plusieurs livres pour les jeunes, dont bon nombre ont été primés, notamment Les vacances de Claire, qui a recu le Prix du livre M. Christie.

A prolific writer and educator, Maxine Trottier makes history come alive in picture books and novels for young readers. Her award-winning titles include Claire's Gift, which won the Mr. Christie's Book Award, The Paint Box, and Prairie Willow. Born in Michigan, Maxine is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. and makes her home in Port Stanley, Ontario.
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Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award-winning children's books. She lives in Acton, Ontario. Visit Karen Reczuch's website: http://www.karenreczuch.com/
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Contributor Notes

Maxine Trottier is the author of Claire's Gift, winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Her books include the award winning The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing, Alison's House, The Voyage of Wood Duck, and Heartsong. Karen Reczuch is the award winning illustrator of Just Like New, The Auction, The Harvest Queen . Karen wanted to be ballerina, but found herself drawing ballerinas instead.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
Editorial Review

"It is an enjoyable read?Recommended" (CM Magazine) "Laura is a charming little story and a good lead-in to Canadian biography." (Resource Links)

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