Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter
by Janet Lunn
ISBN 9781443128131 Ebook
ISBN 9780439969673 Hardcover
208 Pages | Ages 0 & Up
After Arabella's father is jailed for his part in the short-lived 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion in Toronto, her mother just cannot cope. The family is ostracized, they lose their home and they have no income — yet Arabella's mother still doesn't take action. So it is up to twelve-year-old Arabella to find new lodgings and to get employment so they have money to live on. And as if that weren't enough to worry about, her older brother Charlie has vanished.
Readers will cheer for the heroine in this "riches to rags" story as Arabella struggles to keep her family afloat while awaiting her father's release from prison. A Rebel's Daughter includes an Historical Note giving readers the cultural context of the Upper Canada Rebellion, a map showing 1837 Toronto, as well as fascinating documents and photographs from this pivotal time period.
- Commended, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2007
- Winner, Ottawa Book Award - English fiction, 2007
- Winner, Canadian Railroad Historical Association (Pacific Coast Division) Plaque, 2004
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2004
- Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2004
- Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2003
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2003
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2002
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