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Dear Canada: No Safe Harbour

Dear Canada: No Safe Harbour

by Julie Lawson

ISBN 9781443124010 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Charlotte struggles to find her twin brother after the rest of her family is killed in the tragic Halifax explosion.

No Safe Harbour is set in the months before and after the December 6, 1917 Halifax explosion, which was the largest man-made blast in history until the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The explosion levelled most of the city and sent shards of glass and burning debris flying for miles. It left thousands dead, blinded or homeless.

Suddenly orphaned, Charlotte turns to her diary to help her cope with the events that killed her entire family — leaving her older brother, still fighting in the trenches of WWI, as her only surviving relative. This is an affecting story of loss and recovery, powerfully told by award-winning author Julie Lawson.


  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2008
  • Winner, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2008
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2007

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Julie Lawson

  • Dear Canada: Where the River Takes Me
  • Ghosts of the Titanic
  • Dear Canada: A Ribbon of Shining Steel
  • Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember
  • Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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