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Dear Canada: Whispers of War

Awards

  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2004
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2003
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2002

Dear Canada: Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt, Niagara, Upper Canada, 1812 Canadian Title

By Kit Pearson   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443119924 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

In the summer of 1812, as rumours of a looming war become a reality, Susanna, her mother and sister are surviving as best they can while the men are fighting. As news of various battles reaches them, Susanna becomes even more concerned for the safety and well-being of her beloved brother and father. She is also torn between the loyalties of her best friend and her mother — both Americans living in Upper Canada — and her father's and brother's allegiance to General Brock and the King. But the night of the Battle of Queenston Heights, Susanna's main concern is for survival.