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Maud

A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery

by Melanie J. Fishbane
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: biographical, canada

For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

     Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, …

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On a Stormy Primeval Shore

Canadian Historical Brides

by Diane Scott Lewis & Nancy M. Bell
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: biographical, canada

In 1784, Englishwoman Amelia Latimer sails to the new colony of New Brunswick in faraway Canada. She’s to marry a man chosen by her soldier father. Amelia is repulsed by her betrothed, refuses to marry, then meets the handsome Acadian trader, Gilbert, a man beneath her in status. Gilbert must protect his mother who was attacked by an English sold …

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Fly Away Snow Goose (Nits’it’ah Golika Xah)

Canadian Historical Brides

by Juliet Waldron & John Wisdomkeeper
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: biographical, canada, north west provinces, fort providence, mission school, kidnapped native canadian chilren, child cruetly, escapejouney home

Yaotl and Sascho splashed along the shores of the behcha', spears hefted, watching for the flash of fin to rise to the surface and sparkle in the sunlight. Tender feelings, barely discovered, flushed their faces. Waving their spears they laughed and teased one another with sprays of newly melted ice water. In the distance, the warning about the kw' …

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The Life of Harry Jerome, World's Fastest Man

by Norma Charles
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: prejudice & racism, biographical, canada

Harry Jerome is one of Canada's forgotten heroes. From a skinny little kid growing up in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he rose to become "the fastest man in the world," a title he held for an incredible eight years. He achieved this, despite having to battle the prejudices he and his family had to overcome, on account of their African-Canadian heritage.

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Landmark Roses

Canadian Historical Brides

by Nancy M. Bell, assisted by Margaret Kyle
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: canada, biographical

Elsie Nuefeld loves to sit on her porch and watch the children grow in the Mennonite community near Landmark, MB. Returning to the area after moving to Paraguay for a time, Elsie is happy to be living on the wild rose dotted prairie of south-eastern Manitoba. Her granddaughters are growing up and getting married, it's an exciting time. Secure in he …

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Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies

Canadian Historical Brides

by Suzanne de Montigny
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: canada, biographical, canadian wilderness, prairies, homesteaders, drought, stock market crash, great depressian, romance

French-Canadian soldier, Napoleon, proposes to Lea during WWI, promising golden fields of wheat as far as the eye can see. After the armistice, he sends money for her passage, and she journeys far from her family and the conveniences of a modern country to join him on a homestead in Saskatchewan. There, she works hard to build their dream of a pros …

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Barkerville Beginnings

Canadian Historical Brides

by A.M. Westerling
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: canada, biographical, gold rush, canadian brides series, goldrush, barkeville, british columbia, new life, poverty, confilic, romanc, historical fiction, danger

Faced with financial ruin and the loss of her good name, Rose Chadwick decides to make a new start for herself and her young daughter Hannah in the rough and tumble gold rush town of Barkerville, British Columbia. However, making a new life is not so easy when it’s built on lies. And, long suppressed emotions within her are stirred when she meets …

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Romancing the Klondike

Canadian Historical Brides

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: canada, biographical

It is 1896 and nineteen-year-old Pearl Owens wants adventure just like her idols Anna Leonowens and Annie “Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky. In the 1860s, Anna Leonowens taught the wives, concubines, and children of the King of Siam, while during the years 1894-1895, Annie “Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky became the first woman to travel around …

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His Brother's Bride

Canadian Historical Brides

by Nancy M. Bell
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: canada, biographical

The youngest child of the local doctor and evangelical preacher, Annie Baldwin was expected to work hard and not protest. Life on a pioneer farm was tough so neighbors helped each other. George Richardson the underage Doctor Bernardo Boy, orphaned and shipped to Canada a few years earlier, is loaned to the Baldwins to help bring in the hay. Younger …

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