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Dear Canada: Winter of Peril

The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge, Mairie's Cove, New-Found-Land, 1721

by Jan Andrews

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Description

Sophie Loveridge's family is uprooted from the comfort of their home in England when her eccentric father - inspired by the new novel, Robinson Crusoe - decides to move the family to the New World so he can write an epic poem about surviving the rugged winter conditions. When the only help they have - a skillful fisherman - dies, it is up to Sophie and her mother to make sure the family survives until the spring, when the next fishing boat will arrive in their isolated cove.

About the Author

Jan Andrews

The author of numerous books, including The Auction, The Very Last First Time, and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew, which won the Silver Birch Express Award, JAN ANDREWS received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children's writer and pioneer of Canada's storytelling movement. She died in 2017, during the final editing stages of this book.

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Contributor Notes

JAN ANDREWS's own family has roots in the West Country of England, where Sophie Loveridge is from."I seem to know how Sophie feels and thinks better than I have done with any other character I have created so far," says Jan. Her books have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award, selected by the International Youth Library, and chosen as an ALA Notable. Her previous books include Pa's Harvest, The Auction and Very Last First Time.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

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