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Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow

ISBN: 9781443128117 Pages: 192 Ages: 8-12

About this book

Isobel thinks that she and her family will find their fortune in Canada. But Isobel's mother dies before they even cross the ocean, and other misfortunes follow their every step. Isobel's family and the other Selkirk Settlers, caught in the fur-trading rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company, cannot even start to build when they do reach their destination. The harsh climate, and escalating threats against the settlers, make it impossible to start a new life. Only through perserverance and help from the local Cree band are Isobel and her family finally able to put down roots in the Red River Valley.


Award Winner, Manitoba Historical Society, Margaret McWilliams Award 2003
Shortlisted, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award 2003
Shortlisted, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction 2003
Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice 2003
Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Great Books of the Year 2004
Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection 2003

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