Fourteen-year-old Acadian Jacques Terriot is being deported with his family to the British colony of Massachusetts. He longs to escape and join his older brother in fighting with the French. Jacques is about to set out on a journey that will teach him the true meaning of family and home, as well as what it means to be Acadian.
Anne C. Kelly is the English Language Learning Coordinator at the Bedford Library and also works with Learn English Nova Scotia, completing English language assessments. She previously worked for over twenty years providing English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) support to newcomers to Canada. She is married with four grown children, has been writing since Grade Four, and is passionate about books and Canadian history.