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Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land

by Maxine Trottier

ISBN 9781443128087 Ebook
ISBN 9780439989695 Hardcover
224 Pages | Ages 0 & Up

Young Hélène St. Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a "fille du roi," one of the many young women sent to the new world as brides. Hélène will accompany her on the long sea voyage and live with her sister's new family. But Catherine dies during the gruelling journey, and Hélène finds herself alone in a strange new country. New France is a far harsher place than she imagined, with bitter winters and threat of attack from the Iroquois. Will the few friendships she has made on her long voyage enable her to survive?

Praise for Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land:

"...a well told story with a very strong main character." —Resource Links

"This is a book with everything. Highly Recommended." —CM Magazine


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2006
  • Winner, Arts Hamilton Award for Children's Book, 2005
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2005
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2004
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2004
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2004
  • Short-listed, Tiny Torgi Audio Award, 2004

Rights Sold

  • Bulgarian - ARCA
  • Danish - Arvids
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Maxine Trottier

  • I Am Canada: Storm the Fortress
  • Dear Canada: The Death of My Country
  • Dear Canada: Blood Upon Our Land
  • Terry Fox: A Story of Hope
  • Claire's Gift

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