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The Loxleys and the War of 1812

by (author) Alan Grant & Mark Zuehlke

by (artist) Claude St Aubin

Renegade Arts Entertainment
Initial publish date
Dec 2013
Historical Fiction
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12


176 page, beautifully colored, graphic novel featuring 101 page historically accurate comic strip about a Canadian family caught up in the war. With an accompanying illustrated summary of the war and its implications for Canada and America, written by acclaimed Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, including maps and illustrations.

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, andthe subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.

The story follows the characters through key historical events as they deal with the realities of war on their doorstep, the personal loss, setbacks and victories tied into the conflict. Winner of two Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2014 Awards: Book of the Year Award - Children and Young Adult Book; Book Design Award - Book Illustration.

About the authors

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Claude St Aubin's profile page

Hailed by Jack Granatstein as Canadas leading popular military historian and short-listed for both the 2007 and 2013 Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history, Mark Zuehlke is the author of 26 books, including 14 devoted to military history. Tragedy at Dieppe is the latest in his bestselling Canadian Battle Series, which includes Ortona, The Liri Valley, The Gothic Line, Juno Beach Operation Husky, Holding Juno, Breakout from Juno, Terrible Victory, and On to Victory. He is also the co-author of The Canadian Military Atlas.

Zuehlke first began writing about the role Canadians played in World War II after discussing the Battle of Ortona with several veterans following a Remembrance Day ceremony in Kelowna, B.C. Discovering no book had been written on this pivotal battle, he decided to fill that gap, which resulted in the publication of Ortona: Canadas Epic Worl

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