Dear Canada: The Death of My Country
ISBN 9781443119993 Ebook
216 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
The first Dear Canada featuring a First Nations diarist, The Death of My Country is set at a pivotal point in Canada's history — the war between Britain and France for control of New France.
GeneviÃ¨ve Aubuchon is born into an Abenaki tribe but is orphaned when another tribe destroys her village. She and her brother are taken to a convent in QuÃ©bec.While GeneviÃ¨ve gradually adapts to her new life with the sisters, her older brother runs away to rejoin the Abenaki. GeneviÃ¨ve fears for his life when he joins the First Nations allies who are helping defend QuÃ©bec against the British siege of the city and the attack on the Plains of Abraham.
Author Maxine Trottier frequently participates in historical re-enactments. Her hobby has provided her with an opportunity to research and experience this key time in Canada's history.
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2006
- Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2006
- French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic