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The King's Daughter

by (author) Suzanne Martel

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 1994
General, Canada
Recommended Age
10 to 15
Recommended Grade
5 to 10
Recommended Reading age
10 to 15
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 1994
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 1994
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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.

Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.

About the author

Suzanne Martel was born in Quebec City and educated in an Ursuline convent. She and her sister, Monique Corriveau, spent their childhood making up stories about a vast and adventurous family that lived in New France. These stories became the source of Suzanne's adult writing as well as that of her sister, who was also a noted Quebecois novelist.

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  • Winner, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award

Editorial Reviews

I predict a resounding success for The King's Daughter...the kind of historical adventure that dashes along at a breakneck speed perfectly calculated to the impatience of plot-hungry youngsters...

Michele Landsberg

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