Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
During a camping trip, 11-year-old Lee finds herself on a rough trail in a Vancouver Island forest. Halfway to an abandoned homestead, Lee trips and is knocked unconscious. She awakens in a world unfamiliar – all the usual landmarks have disappeared and the terrain is unpopulated except for a strange trailer and a herd of dogs. Lee investigates only to find an ornery woman at an easel who says she’s Emily Carr, and a family from the Depression-torn Prairies illegally logging the island’s mighty cedars.
About the author
Ann Alma was born and raised in the Netherlands and was a teacher for many years. Her novel Summer of Changes won a Silver Birch Regional Award. Her latest book of non-fiction, Kids Who Grow Their Own Food, has been well received by teachers and librarians.
She now spends her time writing at her home in the Kootenay mountains of British Columbia.