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By Helen Humphreys. 2015
Resigned to living out the Second World War in a German POW camp, James Hunter, an English officer, begins studying… a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in the birds captures the attention of the Kommandant and gives James cause to fear for his life. Meanwhile, back in England, James's young wife, Rose, falls headlong into a passionate affair with another man. Bestseller. 2015.
By Urve Tamberg. 2012
Who can you turn to when the only choice is between two evils? In 1941, fifteen-year-old Madli hopes that the… Soviet occupation is temporary, but when the neighbours are deported, she knows that lives are in danger. Days later, the Nazis invade her country. Friends and family find themselves divided as they try to choose which dictator they'd rather live under: Hitler or Stalin. Madli is horrified by either choice, but how long can she remain neutral? Every day brings new dangers and unimaginable decisions. In order to survive, Madli knows she can't fight the enemy, so she is determined to outwit them. For senior high readers. 2012.
By Joan Donaldson-Yarmey. 2015
On his sixteenth birthday Phillipe Chabot is told that his brother-in-law has hired him to be a voyageur. He will… be paddling west from Montreal to Grade Portage to trade supplies with the Indians for furs. He is overjoyed and receives all the appropriate clothing from his family as birthday gifts, even a tobacco pouch.
This special four-book collection features stories of bravery and courage about early settlers and their relationships with the indigenous peoples… of Canada. B.J. Bayle's young adult fiction brings Canada's past alive on the page. Includes: Red River Rising In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading empires. Shadow Riders In 1874 Rob McCann and his adopted Native brother Luke frantically chase after the thieves who have stolen their horses and wounded their father. They seek out the help of the North-West Mounted Police, and as Colonel George French attempts to escort the boys home, the brothers tag along with the NWMP men on an 800-mile journey. Battle Cry at Batoche Ben Muldoon witnesses the struggle of the Metis and Cree in the Saskatchewan River Valley in 1885. He is caught between his loyalty to a friend and the authority of an uncle. Perilous Passage In 1809, Peter, a victim of amnesia, embarks on a series of amazing adventures with David Thompson, soon to become a famous explorer and mapmaker.
By Jennifer Maruno. 2014
Jonny must travel to the distant past to understand the present As an orphaned white boy in a… school full of Native students fourteen-year-old Jonny Joe isn t like any of the others at the island Redemption Residential School off the west coast When the advances of Father Gregory disturb Jonny he joins another boy in an escape to a mountain cave But when they leave the cave the world as they knew it no longer exists The boys travel to a native village in a sheltered bay where Jonny becomes skilled in the art of carving When a steamship enters the cove the party of sightseers brings a disease that annihilates most of the people in the village Meanwhile Jonny has learned the secret of his past and when he returns to the present Jonny carves a totem pole to honour the members of the village
By Lyn Hamilton. 2002
Lara McClintoch, antique store owner and amateur sleuth, is heading home after wrapping up her annual antiquing tour through Europe.… She is invited to meet billionaire and famous antiques collector Crawford Lake, who wants her to meet the owner of an Etruscan sculpture and persuade him to sell it to her. This turns out to be a difficult task, when the owner turns up dead in his own Etruscan tomb, setting Lara on a quest for the truth, and someone she can trust. 2002.
By Ed Kavanagh. 2001
On a beautiful morning out in the meadow, Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death… of his father. Soon he is sent to All Angels, a rigid Catholic school where Nipper, a sensitive and inquisitive boy, only finds more questions. He survives this claustrophobic and often violent world by becoming a reader, a dreamer, and developing a scrappy toughness, as he journeys through the beauties and horrors of childhood. Some strong language. 2001.
By B. J. Bayle. 2012
Angus and his family are sent from Scotland in 1813 on a voyage to start a new life in the… strange and cruel new land of western Canada. In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family, and their friends the O’Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter.With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals. Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.