Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 16
- Grade: 7 to 11
After a childhood reckoning with the dystopic world he was born into, Adam is now fifteen and living peacefully in the woods with other escapees from collapsed city-states. Having studied the teachings of First Nations peoples, the communities are thriving in harmony with the natural world.
But recently there's a discordant note — children are being kidnapped from some other communities; some places have been burned down. There is trouble brewing in the woods, and uncovering its source leads Adam and his friends to the most astonishing discovery of their lives.
An engaging adventure and satisfying end to Hugh MacDonald's trilogy, Our Rock and Our Salvation explores community, restorative justice, and the potential for our very planet.
About the author
Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, childrens’ author and novelist Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell was poet laureate for Prince Edward Island from Jan 1, 2010, until Dec 31, 2012. Morgan’s Boat Ride is his 14th book as author and editor. MacDonald was perhaps best known to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Acts of Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada. He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.