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By Penny Draper. 2006
It's 4:00 am, April 29, 1903, and Nathalie lies awake in her coal town at the base of Turtle Mountain,… listening for a train - the Spokane Flyer, bringing her cousin for a visit. Instead, Nathalie hears rocks tumbling down the mountain onto the town and the railway track. As she helps search for survivors, desperate questions fill her mind: how many have died? Will the men inside the mine be safe? And will the train be stopped in time? Grades 4-7. 2006.
By Maureen Jennings. 2010
1873, Nova Scotia. A storm has wrecked a ship on the shores of a fishing village, and people work bravely… to rescue the crew - but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all the deaths. Some descriptions of violence. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. 2010.
By Tanya Lloyd Kyi. 2017
When her dreams of being a ninja are ended after an arranged marriage, Chiyome must wait until the opportunity arises… for her to create her own network of women spies in sixteenth-century Japan. Grades 5-8. 2017.
By Donald Clayton Porter. 1984
Ghonkaba, grandson of Renno the White Indian, follows the star-spangled banner into the American War of Independence. His skills as… a scout and a warrior bring him into General Washington's plans to cross the Delaware. Sequel to "Ambush", followed by "Cherokee" (DC15599). 1984. (White Indian series ; 9)
By Philip Roy. 2013
1908. Ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald shares Alexander Graham Bell's passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields… above Bras d’Or Lake. But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write. After a few chance encounters, the elderly Bell befriends the young boy, and takes an interest in his struggle, encouraging Eddie to take his successes and never give up. When Bell’s long ambition for manned flight culminates in Silver Dart soaring over Bras d’Or Lake, Eddie is inspired to find solutions to his own challenges. Grades 3-6. 2013.
By Frieda Wishinsky, Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall. 2011
Matt and Emily, using their magic time-travelling sled the Canadian Flyer, land on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during… World War I, just as the Mont Blanc, a ship full of ammunition, explodes in the harbour! In the chaos that follows, the two friends find Tim, a dazed young soldier, and try to help him. Grades 2-4. 2011. (Canadian Flyer adventures ; 17)
By Jacqueline Pearce. 2012
Tom loves running through cow fields with his best friend, Peggy, and his dog, Amos, especially when he's pretending to… be his favorite radio hero, the Lone Ranger. But when Tom learns the nearby Fraser River is about to flood, he may have to become a real-life hero and help save his family's herd of dairy cows. This story is based on real events that happened in the farming community of Agassiz, British Columbia, during the Fraser River flood of 1948. Grades 3-6. 2012. (Orca echoes)
By Hugh Brewster. 2011
Fourteen-year-old Jamie Laidlaw is returning to Canada from England aboard the Titanic, and during his four days on board, he… busies himself with new friends, finding ways to explore the ship's forbidden areas, and generally landing himself in trouble. When disaster strikes, Jamie is on the front lines, struggling to help free the lifeboats and get people on board them. When a huge wave washes over the ship's sloping deck, it's time for Jamie to take action - and take his fate into his own hands. Grades 5-8. 2011. (I am Canada)
By Heather Camlot. 2017
It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you… go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million miles away from the posh mansions on the other side of town. But a 12-year-old boy can hope. Just across town something incredible is happening. Jackie Robinson is playing for the Montreal Royals. And he's going to change the world. If Jackie can do it, then so too can a poor Jewish kid from The Plateau. Grades 5-8. 2017.
By Jean Little. 2014
After her father dies, Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the… mining town of Frank, Alberta. Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel, being chief caregiver to her little brother with Down Syndrome, and learning Morse code at the telegraph office. When the devastating Frank Slide buries much of the town, Abby must do all she can to help. But a long-buried family secret emerged just before the disaster — and now she will have to wait for the dust to settle before getting the answers she so desperately wants. Grades 4-7. 2014.
By Donald Clayton Porter. 1983
Ghonkaba, the grandson of Renno, seeks vengeance against the Englishman who stole the woman he loves. As war breaks out… between the French and the British, Ghonkaba and his band of Seneca warriors have the ability to turn the bloody battle into victory for their British allies. Sequel to "War cry". Followed by "Seneca". 1983. (White Indian series ; 8)
By Kit Pearson. 2016
Emily dreams of birds. She feels constrained by nearly everything--her overbearing sisters, the expectation to be a proper young lady,… and even her stiff white pinafore. Kitty feels undone. Her heart is still grieving a tragic loss, and she doesn't want to be sent away to a boarding school so far away from home. When the two girls meet by chance, on a beach on the outskirts of Victoria, BC, in 1881, neither knows that their one day together will change their lives forever. Grades 3-6. 2016.
By Brian Wildsmith. 1993
By Donald Clayton Porter. 1986
Mysterious threats of war send Renno, namesake of the legendary white Sachem, against the fury of the rampaging Chickasaw and… greedy Spaniards. Meanwhile, his marriage and his alliance with the Americans lead him into ambushes and savage raids, as he follows the path ordained for him by the Manitou. Some descriptions of violence. Sequel to "Seminole". Followed by "Apache". 1986. (White Indian series ; 13)
By Constance De Salm. 2007
"Nous sommes en 1814. Au sortir d'un spectacle, notre héroïne, une veuve amoureuse d'un jeune homme sans ressources, entrevoit celui-ci… qui, dans la foule, quitte les lieux en compagnie d'une autre jeune femme. Tout au long des vingt-quatre heures qui vont suivre, elle adresse à son amant une succession de quarante-six lettres, reflets du tourbillon des émotions qui l'étreignent, tour à tour déchirée de jalousie, d'amour et de désespoir. Quarante-six lettres qui expriment en une langue d'un raffinement et d'une précision inouïs l'exaspération amoureuse, la violence de sentiments nés en définitive d'un quiproquo, car ce jeune amant par lequel cette femme sensible s'était crue trahie, allant même jusqu'à contempler l'éventualité du suicide, œuvrait en secret à la possibilité de leur union... " -- 4e de couv.
By Éric Battut. 2012
En 1900, Monsieur le Baron décide de vivre avec son temps : adieu chevaux et attelages, vive l'automobile ! Pour… Broum, c'est l'aventure d'un siècle qui commence... Reine des concours puis taxi de guerre, abandonnée et réparée, mascotte hippie et finalement voiture de mariés, la petite auto nous raconte avec tendresse son épopée au coeur de l'Histoire. Années 1-3.
By Murielle Szac. 2008
La chose rouge était encore là, dressée... La place était presque déserte. Ah, tu es contente, bête assoiffée de sang… ! Ah, tu as eu ta ration de chair fraîche ! lui lança Victor Hugo. Il eut l'impression d'entendre la guillotine ricaner. Tu ris ! Tu ricanes ! Mais tu ne riras pas toujours ! Moi, Victor Hugo, je te le dis, je te lance un défi ! Je serai ton pire ennemi ! Partout où je pourrai je chercherai à t'abattre ! Tu es la honte de l'humanité et j'aurai ta peau ! -- 4e de couv.
By Frieda Wishinsky, Dean Griffiths. 2007
Transported back through time on the magic Canadian Flyer, an antique red sled, Emily Bing and Matt Martinez experience the… past firsthand. Here, they join the famous Viking Leif Eriksson and his crew on their historic journey to Vinland in the year 1001. The kids' ingenuity saves the day when crew members get lost in the new land. Grades K-3. 2007. (The Canadian Flyer adventure series ; 4)
By Jennifer Maruno. 2009
Nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa bids her father good-bye before her birthday celebration. She doesn't know the government has ordered all Japanese-born… men out of the province, or that ten days later, her family would join hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train to the interior of British Columbia. There are no paved roads, no streetlights and no streetcars, and their house is dirty and drafty. Michiko must face local prejudice, the worst winter in forty years, and her first Christmas without her father. Grades 2-4. 2009.
By Peggy Dymond Leavey. 2010
1931. Living in Depression-era Toronto with her actress mother, Ivy has never met her father, but when she’s sent to… live with her paternal grandmother in Larkin, Ontario, Ivy's father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly. He turns out not to be the Prince Charming she imagined, but an illiterate peddler, who takes her with him for the summer. Back in Larkin at summer's end, Ivy meets teenager Charlie Bayliss. Unknown to both of them is a secret connection they share, and when the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place, nothing will ever be the same. For junior high readers. 2010.