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Children's Fiction Pre-confederation (to 1867)


by (author) Marianne Brandis

Porcupine's Quill
Initial publish date
May 1996
Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1996
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12


A young-adult historical novel by Marianne Brandis about Mackenzie's rebellion of 1837, published to co-incide with the celebrations commemorating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Yonge Street.

About the author

Marianne Brandis was born in the Netherlands in 1938 and came to Canada in 1947. After earning her BA and MA from McMaster University, she worked in radio and taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now University) before becoming a full-time writer. Most of her work has a historical element. She is the author of award-winning historical fiction and has also written biography and memoirs. Pursuing her interest in the relations between people and their surroundings, she has researched and written about Toronto's ravines, environmental and social issues in Malawi, and urban design and planning projects in her current hometown of Stratford, Ontario.

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  • Winner, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction

Editorial Reviews

'Marianne Brandis provides evidence of her usual meticulous research in re-creating the lives of ordinary people.'

Canadian Children's Literature

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