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Dear Canada: Exiles from the War

Dear Canada: Exiles from the War

by Jean Little

ISBN 9781443128100 Ebook
ISBN 9780545986175 Hardcover
248 Pages | Ages 0 & Up

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time a plane flies overhead. Though the war is being waged across the Atlantic, Charlotte begins to feel its danger, as her brother George defies their parents and enlists in the Navy.

After months of receiving letters from overseas, suddenly there is no word from him — has the unthinkable happened and George's ship been sunk by a German submarine?

Charlotte Twiss's diary shows her innermost feelings about her life on the Canadian homefront, as she helps her war guests "settle in" and wonders whether her brother is safe from harm.


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2012
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2011
  • Commended, IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List, 2011
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2011

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Jean Little

  • Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas
  • Sweetest of All
  • Dear Canada: All Fall Down
  • On a Snowy Night
  • Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake

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