Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 10
- Grade: 4 to 6
It's 1696, and Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville is marching across the Avalon Peninsula, attacking English settlements. Young Thomas Doucet of Plaisance listens in awe to the stories of daring and adventure. Suddenly, the unexpected happens and Thomas finds himself in the spotlight.
About the authors
Susan Chalker Browne is an award-winning writer, journalist and teacher. Hey Freddy! Itâ??s Canadaâ??s Birthday is her eighth book for children. Her other books include Marconiâ??s Secret, The Amazing Adventures of Captain Bob Bartlett, At Oceanâ??s Edge, The Land of a Thousand Whales and her most recent, Freddyâ??s Day at the Races. Her books Thomas Doucet â?? Hero of Plaisance and Goodness Gracious, Gulliver Mulligan were each named Canadian Childrenâ??s Book Centre â??Our Choiceâ? selections.
Thomas Doucet: Hero of Plaisance (Historic Sites)Newfoundland, 1696: A famous French soldier attacks English settlements, and an ordinary boy becomes a hero. Book Four tells a true story through the eyes of imaginary characters.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.