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Au Canada : De fer et de sang

La construction du chemin de fer canadien, Lee Heen-gwon, Colombie-Britannique, 1882

by (author) Paul Yee

Independent Publishers Group, Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Recommended Age
11 to 18
Recommended Grade
6 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price

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Heen figure parmi les plus jeunes Chinois à participer à la construction du chemin de fer canadien. Il n'a pas le choix de travailler, car son père et son grand-père ont contracté des dettes de jeu qui ont complètement ruiné sa famille. Malgré son jeune âge, il doit travailler aussi fort que les autres hommes... et faire face aux mêmes dangers.

Heen is younger than most Chinese workers when he travels to Canada to help build the railway there. He has no choice, for his father's and grandfather's gambling debts spell ruin for his family. Despite his age, he must work as hard as the other men... and face the same dangers.

Original title: I Am Canada: Blood and Iron

About the author

Paul Yee is one of Canada's finest writers for children. He was raised in Vancouver and has worked in the archives at the Vancouver Museum. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for Ghost Train. He now lives in Toronto.
Ghost Trainbr>    Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award 1996br>    Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award 1997br>    Finalist for the Toronto IODE Book Award 1997
The Bone Collector's Sonbr>    Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award 2004br>    Finalist for the Rocky Mountain Book Award 2006br>    Finalist for the Stellar Book Award (BC Teen Readers' Choice Award) 2005-6br>    Chosen as Best of 2004, Resource
Bamboobr>    Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award 2007 (BC Readers' Choice Award)br>    Chosen as Best of 2006, Resource Links
The Jade Necklacebr>    Finalist for the Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002

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