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Dear Canada: A Trail of Broken Dreams

The Gold Rush Diary of Harriet Palmer, Overland to the Cariboo, 1862

by Barbara Haworth-Attard

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Still reeling from the death of her mother, Harriet sets out on a dangerous journey - disguised as a boy, since no "petticoats" are allowed on the trip - determined to find her missing father in the gold fields of British Columbia's Cariboo. The journey itself is incredibly difficult, and Harriet still has to find her father before the winter snows close down the entire Williams Creek area. Will she be able to find him, or will her journey be for nothing?

About the Author

Barbara Haworth-Attard

BARBARA HAWORTH -ATTARD is an acclaimed children’s author, enjoyed by critics and readers alike. Theories of Relativity was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, among other prizes, and Irish Chain was a Red Maple Honour Book, a Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award Honour Book and a finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award. Her other popular titles include Forget-Me-Not, Flying Geese, Home Child, Dark of the Moon, Truth Singer and Love-Lies-Bleeding. Barbara Haworth- Attard lives with her family in London, Ontario. Visit her website at www.barbarahaworthattard.com.

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Contributor Notes

BARBARA HAWORTH-ATTARD is the critically acclaimed author of more than ten books, including historical, fantasy and contemporary novels. She was nominated for the Governor-General's Award in 2003 for Theories of Relativity. Her previous books have been short-listed for the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the Silver Birch Award, and the Red Cedar Award.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Tiny Torgi Audio Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada)

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