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Storm Child

by (author) Brenda Bellingham

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1985
Recommended Age
7 to 15
Recommended Grade
3 to 8
Recommended Reading age
7 to 15
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1985
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price

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Was she Isobel or was she the Storm Child? How could she decide? Who would give her the answer?
Isobel is the daughter of a Scottish father and a Peigan Indian mother and her heart is pulled in two directions. Hating her father for returning to Scotland rather than coming home to Fort Edmonton, Isobel decides to go and live with her Peigan grandparents in their Indian Camp. But later, she begins to realize that it is not so easy to turn her back on the European part of her life. What about her friend Henry? And what about getting an education?
Isobel's search for a solution to her dilemma takes her across the west into a series of exciting and dangerous adventures. With the Crees out to avenge the death of a son and the fur traders ready to attack the Peigans, Isobel is in the centre of lots of action.
Against the vast panorama of life in the West in the 1830s, Isobel begins to realize the truth about who she is. She is part of something new, she must listen to her heart...and learn to take the best from both worlds.

About the author


Brenda Bellingham
a été travailleuse sociale, enseignante et maman avant de se consacrer à
son métier d'auteure à plein temps. Brenda a écrit de nombreux livres pour
enfants dont Les dragons ne lisent pas de livres, avec Paul et
Lili, Storm Child, et sept livres dans la série Lilly.
Elle vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Brenda Bellingham is a mother and former school teacher who rediscovered writing in her late forties. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series. Brenda lives in Victoria, B.C.

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