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By Janette Oke. 1997
Virginia is a teenager trying to make her own decisions. Her new friend, Jenny, encourages her to have more fun.… But when a classmate ends up dead after a group escapade, Virginia begins to question Jenny's values. Prequel to "A searching heart" (DC21259). Junior and senior high readers. c1997.
By Celia Barker Lottridge. 1997
Josie Ferrier has always loved the silver house that sits empty in the middle of the prairie grassland. She and… her new friend, Margaret Graham, whose family has just arrived from England, hope to uncover its secrets, including who is cleaning the deserted house. Sequel to "Ticket to Curlew" (DC12262). Grades 5-8. 1997.
By Valerie Sherrard. 2010
Ellie knows she isn't wanted at Grandmother Acklebee's Saskatchewan farm, but her father has just taken a job as a… travelling salesman, and he has no other choice. Ellie learns quickly that her grandmother blames her son-in-law and granddaughter for her daughter's death, and she shows Ellie little kindness and no affection. Determined to survive the situation with her dignity intact, Ellie isn't about to show her grandmother that she can be hurt. Grades 3-6. c2010.
By Celia Barker Lottridge. 1992
In 1915, 10-year-old Sam moves from Iowa to Alberta. At first, he views his new home as a lonely and… barren land, but in time, he discovers that it is both wondrous and frightening. Followed by "Wings to fly". Grades 5-8. 1992.
By Adele Dueck. 2011
It's 1908, and twelve year old Erik faces the challenges of adapting to pioneer life on the Canadian prairie, and… understanding what's really going on in his family. Grades 5-8. 2011.
By Bill Freeman. 1998
In 1876, the Bains family travel to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba to claim free land for a homestead. Conflict over… land rights smoulders between the Métis and the English settlers, leaving the Bains family in the middle. As relationships deteriorate, forcing everyone to take sides, a natural disaster occurs. Will the two sides be able to work together? Grades 5-8. 1998.
By Sarah Ellis. 2001
Ivy Weatherall is just 11 years old when her family leaves England for the Canadian West with its land, lush… harvests, and opportunity for success. But in Milorie, Saskatchewan, jobs are scarce and they can barely make ends meet. Ivy's relatives pack up and head back to England, but to Ivy, Canada is full of wonder and adventure. Grades 3-6. 2001. (Dear Canada series)
By Pamela Paige Porter. 2005
1965. After Emaline, 11, is crippled in a tractor accident, Daddy kills her beloved dog, Prince, and walks away from… their Saskatchewan farm. Mom takes in Angus from the local mental hospital to help with the farm work, but the neighbours jeer and complain about the crazy man. Emaline sees Angus' kindness and strength, but it is only when he performs the ultimate act of heroism that others in the town finally recognize his worth as a human being. Grades 4-7. Winner of the 2007 Golden Oak Award. Winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. 2005.
By Andreas Oertel. 2010
Sultana, Manitoba. It's so dry all summer that campers and tourists aren't coming, and Cody's best friend's mom may lose… her job at the diner. So Cody, Eric, and Eric's twin sister Rachel create an "ancient" Egyptian tablet, and suddenly archaeologists, reporters, and tourists are rushing over to take a look. When one suspicious stranger starts trailing their every move, the kids realize that their hoax may have gone too far. Followed by "The Archaeolojesters, Book 2: Pillars of Time". Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2010. (Archaeolojesters ; 1)
By Aritha Van Herk, Robert Kroetsch. 2004
Post-war Alberta. Hazard Lepage, the last of the studhorse men, sets out to breed his rare blue stallion, Poseidon. In… his quest to save his stallion's bloodline from extinction, Hazard leaves a trail of anarchy and confusion, necessitating frequent convalescences in the arms of a few good women - excepting those of Martha, his long-suffering intended. Winner of the 1969 Governor General's Award for Fiction. Explicit descriptions of violence and sex. Explicit strong language. c1969, 2004.
By Martha Ostenso. 1961
By Sandra Birdsell. 2010
Joe Beaudry and his wife Laurie are on the lam in a stolen motorhome, after losing their home and business… and sticking Joe's father in a nursing home. Joe wants to get to Ft. McMurray where he hopes to find work, but when Laurie maxes out their last credit card, he takes off hitchhiking. This leaves Laurie waiting for Joe, Joe trying to find meaning in a disappointing world, and a road which provides both of them with surprising answers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Shandi Mitchell. 2009
Western Canada, 1938. Ukrainian farmer Teodor Mykolayenko returns to his family, who have been living with his sister Anna, after… a year spent in prison for the crime of trying to feed them. Channelling the great inner power that enabled him to survive drought, starvation, war, and Stalin, Teodor farms the land and watches his family heal and strengthen. But their hopes are short-lived when Anna's rogue husband returns with a plan that threatens to take away everything they've built. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2009.
By Janette Oke. 1989
Joshua Jones has taken over the family farm and it is now his responsibility to look after Grandpa and Uncle… Charlie. Times are hard and Josh has to leave the family farm to look for other work. However his faith in God and the loving support of family and friends sees him through the dark times. Sequel to "Winter is not forever" (DC20460). 1989.
By Patricia Joudry. 1980
A romantic saga, set in a small Alberta town, that spans four generations. In the 1800s, a destitute opera singer… marries a meek storekeeper. Her dreams of a career frustrate her life. Some descriptions of sex. 1980. (New Canadian library ; no. 161)
By Donald Percy Dickinson. 2000
It is 1958 in the tourist outpost of Wasagam, Saskatchewan. Robbie Hendershot, the eleven-year-old son of a World War II… rear gunner and his British war bride, is embarking on a summer that will change his outlook on life forever. When his British granddad takes his mother and younger brother back to England, he is left behind to uncover the mysteries of family, religion, friendship and the price of war. Strong language, some descriptions of violence and sex. c2000.
By David Bergen. 2010
Morris Schutt, a prominent newspaper columnist, is experiencing disaster: his son has just been killed in Afghanistan; his newspaper has… put him on indefinite leave; his wife seems headed for the door; he is strongly attracted to another woman; and his daughter appears to be having an affair with one of her professors. He tries Cicero, Plato and Socrates for truth and a discreet dating service for happiness, but discovers that they're not that easy to find. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
By Todd Babiak. 2007
Stanley Moss is a retired florist, stricken with cancer, and living quietly with his wife Frieda in Edmonton. One day,… Stanley experiences a boom and a flash, and then discovers that he has the strength of ten men, can read minds and fulfill people's dreams - and his illness has vanished. He and his disciples start The Stan, a new religion, and invite the world to join, but when the world shows up, along with the international media and an angry long-dead spiritualist, things take an unexpected turn. Some descriptions of violence and sex. Some strong language. c2007.
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1984
By Nellie L McClung. 1910
Set in the Prairies in the very early 1900's, the story centres on the very capable daughter, Pearl, of a… poor family. With a sense of Christian honour and openness, she changes the attitudes of people she meets, including a harsh landlord and his wife. All the while she strives to be a role model for her younger brother Danny. 1910.