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By Robert Collins. 1980
The author recalls the joys and sorrows of his childhood in rural Saskatchewan in the 1920s and the 1930s. His… vivid imagination helped him to survive the loneliness of homestead life and the dreariness of the barren prairies. Followed by "The long and the short and the tall". 1980.
By John E Miller. 1998
Biography of the woman who wrote the Little House on the Prairie series. Examines how the child who lived those… experiences evolved into the mature author who wrote about them. Discusses the role of her daughter Rose in encouraging and editing her novels. 1998.
By Paul E Young, Nellie Irene Snyder Yost. 1983
This affectionate, humorous look at range life during the early part of the century is written by an old cowhand… from Utah. An authentic picture of life in the real west. c1983.
By Andy Russell. 1998
By Frank Jackson, Sheila Douglass. 1977
Frank Jackson was born in England in 1890, but came to the Peace River, British Columbia region as a teenager.… The book recounts his struggle against the wilderness to establish a homestead and cattle business. It also describes the colourful characters he encountered through the years. 1977.
By Bobbie Kalman. 1994
Between waking up in the morning and going to bed at night, pioneer children John and Emily enjoy a full… day of simple pleasures and hard work. We watch them go to school, do their chores, celebrate a birthday, and attend a country fair. At every turn, we learn what they wear, what they eat, what stories they read, and what toys they play with. Grades 3-6. c1994.
By Susanna Moodie. 2006
By Bobbie Kalman. 1994
Between waking up in the morning and going to bed at night, pioneer children John and Emily enjoy a full… day of simple pleasures and hard work. We watch them go to school, do their chores, celebrate a birthday, and attend a country fair. At every turn, we learn what they wear, what they eat, what stories they read, and what toys they play with. Grades 3-6. 1994.
By Bobbie Kalman, David Schimpky. 1994
By Linda M Hasselstrom. 1987
Provides a detailed description of life on the plains of South Dakota. Recounts the daily events over the course of… a year, rounding up cattle, mending fences and feeding animals. c1987.
By Ian Wilson. 2000
The Wilsons combine the lively account of their wilderness journey with fascinating stories of voyageur life 200 years ago. They… travelled northwest by canoe on lakes and rivers from Lake Superior to northern Saskatchewan, then by dog team across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 2000.
By Doris Andersen. 1977
By Bill McNeil. 1978
Pioneers of all sorts - prospectors, scientists, homesteaders, bush pilots, teachers, and many others - tell their fascinating stories here,… as they have told them on Canada's best-loved radio programme. 1978.
By Thomas Froncek. 1974
True accounts of America's frontiersmen who traveled in search of independence, adventure, and freedom. A few of the resourceful characters… included are Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill Cody. 1974.
By R. M Patterson. 1966
Through the use of diaries, letters, newspapers and personal narratives, Patterson tells the history of the Cassiar District of British… Columbia, and of the men and women who pioneered the area. 1970, c1966.
By Marjorie Wilkins Campbell. 1999
By Richmond P Hobson. 2015
The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a… vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being. Into this forbidding land, Rich Hobson, Pioneer cattle rancher, brings Gloria, his city-raised bride. Her adjustment to life in the wilderness is sure to be difficult, as is her relationship with Rich and his backwoods cronies. Will Gloria ever find that she belongs in this strange, harsh land? Sequel to "Nothing too good for a cowboy". 2015.
By T. Ann Brennan. 1990
According to the author the real Klondike Kate was not the boisterous dance hall queen of legend, but a young… woman from New Brunswick named Katherine Ryan. Adventurous for her time, she walked into the North over the rugged Stikine Trail and was an early suffragette who became an important political figure in the North. 1990.
By Pierre Berton. 1984
By Marian Calabro. 1999
1846. Letters and diary entries describe twelve-year-old Virginia Reed and her family's journey by wagon train to California with the… Donner clan. The group is stranded in deep snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and some desperate travelers resort to cannibalism. Traces the survivors' remaining years. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1999.