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Laura

A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Karen Reczuch

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Description

This fictional story of a young girls courage sets the stage for the heroism that made Laura Secord a household name. When her cow, Peg, wanders off one day Laura follows her and soon finds herself deep in the forest. Peg dies giving birth and Laura struggles to bring the newborn calf home safely. The final pages include factual information about one of Canada's best known historical figures.

About the Authors

Maxine Trottier

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Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award winning children's books, including Morning on the Lake and The Dust Bowl, winner of the 1997 Toronto Chapter I.O.D.E. Award. She lives in Acton, Ontario with her two children.
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Contributor Notes

Maxine Trottier is the author of Claire's Gift, winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Her books include the award winning The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing, Alison's House, The Voyage of Wood Duck, and Heartsong. Karen Reczuch is the award winning illustrator of Just Like New, The Auction, The Harvest Queen . Karen wanted to be ballerina, but found herself drawing ballerinas instead.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
Editorial Review

"It is an enjoyable read?Recommended" (CM Magazine) "Laura is a charming little story and a good lead-in to Canadian biography." (Resource Links)