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A Fighting Lady

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, literary, pre-confederation (to 1867)

The rich fur-bearing region of the Annapolis Basin was thousands of kilometres away from the intrigues of the court of France. But how long could Marie de la Tour defy the King of France and his representatives, even if she got help from France’s long time enemy in the new world, colonial Boston.

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The Iron People

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, cultural heritage, pre-confederation (to 1867)

The mighty Huron Indians met Samuel de Champlain on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. They were confident his guns would help them defeat their old enemies, the Iroquois. But a few years later …

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Canadians in a Far Country

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, war & military, pre-confederation (to 1867)

The time: 1899. The place: South Africa. The event: The Boer War. Whether in full-scale battles or in an intense private fight between two men in an old abandoned house, Jack Randall, a twenty-year-old Newfoundlander, faces death and sees the horrors of war.

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Daughter of the Old Pioneer

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, family life, pre-confederation (to 1867)

It was a long way from Grey County, Ontario to the rich farmlands around Souris, Manitoba, but eight-year-old Nellie Mooney (McClung) with her family endured the hardships of the journey, and the harshness of prairie winters to establish their new home. Adapted from Nellie McClung’s autobiography A Clearing in the West.

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White Forehead of the Cypress Hills

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, cultural heritage, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Sergeant James Walsh of the Northwest Mounted Police had a difficult task: to earn the respect and trust of Sitting Bull and his fierce Sioux warriors after the defeat of General Custer at Little Big Horn.

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On Stage, Please

by Veronica Tennant, illustrated by Rita Briansky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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What nine-year-old Jennifer Allen wants most in the world is to be a ballet dancer. And, despite a discouraging debut under the tutelage of cigar-chomping Mr. Vincent, and the warning from her friend Danielle that “it’s not all glamour,” Jennifer is determined to follow her dream.

Prima Ballerina Veronica Tennant’s entrancing story of a youn …

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Hockey Showdown

by Bruce Kidd, illustrated by Leoung O'Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: hockey
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First Spring on the Grand Banks

by Bill Freeman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts. Refused credit for a fishing trip by the merchant Hunter, they take the schooner and flee to Tower Rock, Newfoundland, intending to make enough money fishing to repay the deb …

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About Nellie and Me

by Barry Dickson, photographs by Paul Craven
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: emotions & feelings

About Nellie and Me brings together two touching stories of young people growing up in the big city. A Home for Nellie A smuggled kitten, a "no pets" rule and the story of Nellie McClung push Sharon into action in her housing project. It looks as though her older friend Mrs. Davis will lose her kittens unless a way can be found to get the rules cha …

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