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The Meyers Saga

FLIGHT: Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1991. This book tells the story of the Meyers family's harrowing escape from enemy forces during the American Revolutionary War to a new life in Canada.

MEYERS' CREEK: Toronto: Stoddart Kids Publishing, 1995. In 1786, the realities that face newly settled United Empire Loyalist families in Canada are harsh. In the continuation of the Meyers family saga that began with the first novel FLIGHT, Mary the central character must come to terms with danger, the survival of her family, and love.

MEYERS' REBELLION : Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006. 3rd in saga – about the Meyers in the Rebellions of 1837, 38. Meyers’ Rebellion, the third in the Meyers saga, is centred around John, a fifteen-year-old grandson of John W. Meyers, founder of Belleville, Ontario. Back in 1837, nothing is simple and things get ugly when John finds himself embroiled in the Upper Canada Rebellion under the leadership of the fiery William Lyon Mackenzie himself. Though their father Jacob tries to stop it, one by one all the Meyers boys throw their support on the Reformers’ side. With pretty Nan Burditt’s help, John is able to follow his brothers to a small island in Canadian/US waters, the site of another rebels’ skirmish. On the side, he’s always on the lookout for the legendary Silver Cave – for which a few Meyers have already lost their lives.

The Nellie McClung trilogy

NELLIE L: Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1994. Who was Nellie L.? None other than Nellie Mooney - later Nellie McClung - a Manitoba farm girl who became Canadas's most famous pioneer for women's rights. In this book, meet Nellie L. at the age of ten, plotting to run a race with the boys - absolutely unheard of in Canada in the 1880's. Then follow her fight to overcome the criticism of her mother and the prejudices of society to help Canadian women.

NELLIE'S QUEST : Toronto: Stoddart Kids Publishing, 1998. The second in the Nellie McClung trilogy, where Nellie is teaching school near home and she begins her life's work to help women. Also, the romance between Nellie and Wes McClung begins.

NELLIE'S VICTORY : Toronto: Stoddart Kids Publishing, 1999. The third in the Nellie McClung trilogy, where Nellie helps women win the vote. She is also a best-selling author, and a devoted wife, and mother of five children.

Laura Secord & the War of 1812

ACTS OF COURAGE -- Laura Secord and the war of 1812: Toronto: Pajamas Press, 2012. The story of Laura Ingersoll Secord , from her early days in Massachusetts and her family's immigration to Upper Canada to her part in the War of 1812.

Historical Years in Upper Canada (Ontario)

THE HUNGRY YEAR: Toronto: Stoddart Kids Publishing, 2001. A twelve-year old immigrant girl and her four-year-old twin brothers face storms and starvation in 1787/1788 - documented by Historians as Canada's Hungry Year.

THE PERILOUS YEAR: Markham: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2003. The Hungry Year is long past, and to Alex and Ryan, the winter they and their elder sister Kate nearly died, is no more than a dim memory and a family story. They're nearly men now--twelve years old and ready for more than the backbreaking chores Father has them slaving at, morning 'til night. They want a little adventure!

MARY'S WAY: Markham: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2008. The Way family, driven from their comfortable home in New York State, are now in the year 1784 living in a tent at the Refugee Camp, set up by the British at Machiche, Quebec. Winter is coming. How will they all survive?

NO SMALL VICTORY: Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010. A depression story set in 1936 at Lang, Ontario. Bonnie, the new kid in the one-room school-house meets local bullies, an unsympathetic teacher, and new best friends, while her family are coping with the challenge of making do with less. A story of courage, community, and determination.

Picture Books

MAPLE MOON: Stoddart Kids Publishing, 1997. A young native boy discovers that sap comes from Maple trees and leads his tribe to produce maple syrup. (paperback and jacketed).

LAURA SECORD'S BRAVE WALK:Toronto: Second Story Press, (November 2000) This picture book tells the story of Laura's fearlessness in her journey to warn Lieutenant FitzGibbon of a secret attack. Today, Laura Secord's name remains legendary because of her courageous act.

LUNE D'ERABLE: À la fois un épisode de la vie traditionnelle autochtone et une jolie légende sur l’ingéniosité et les découvetes personnelles.


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