mathgirl40's Canadian journey
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Alberta - The Outlander by Gil Adamson
British Columbia - The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Labrador - Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Manitoba - The Road Past Altamont by Gabrielle Roy
New Brunswick - Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi by David Adams Richards
Newfoundland - Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
Nova Scotia - The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, The Birth House by Ami McKay
Ontario - WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer
Prince Edward Island - A Body Surrounded by Water by Eric Wright
Quebec - The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Saskatchewan - Small Beneath the Sky by Lorna Crozier
My 11-year-old daughter's Canadian journey:
British Columbia - Reading the Bones by Gina McMurchy-Barber, Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
Manitoba - Archeolojesters by Andreas Oertel
New Brunswick - Chocolate River Rescue by Jennifer McGrath Kent
Newfoundland - The Nine Live of Travis Keating by Jill Maclean
Nova Scotia - Dear Canada: No Safe Harbour by Julie Lawson
Nunavut - Inuksuk Journey by Mary Wallace
Ontario - Peril at Pier Nine by Penny Draper
Prince Edward Island - Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Saskatchewan - The Moon Children by Beverley Brenna, A Prairie as Wide as the Sea by Sarah Ellis
Word Nerd is about a 13-year-old nerdy and bullied boy who gets involved in competitive Scrabble. It's been nominated for several Canadian awards. I added a review here.
I've updated my daughter's list, as she just finished the classic Anne of Green Gables for her PEI entry. She is working on Anne of Avonlea now, the next in the series.
I do that too! Isn't it great?
ETA - has your daughter tried any of the Dear Canada books? It's a series of historical fiction aimed at the pre-teen market. Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door is one I read last year and enjoyed. Each one is written as if it's the actual diary of a young girl who is growing up during a certain time. In this case, it's 1897 in Guelph Ontario and the family is expecting the arrival of a home girl.
Scholastic publishes them and there are quite a few out now.
My daughter is still reading lots of Canadian books, but none that can fill the missing spots on her list!
Oops... looks like I already plugged them here. I seriously don't work for the publisher! I just like the books :)
I've been meaning to look these up for Kate, but she got side-tracked the past few months with the Silver Birch lists. She ended up reading every book on the fiction and non-fiction lists -- 20 in all! I thought that, for sure, one of them could be used to fill her empty slots, but that wasn't the case.
#37 - Starfishian--it depends on your child's reading ability. I just checked with my 13 yr old. She said she started reading them in grade 3, which was the year she also started reading Harry Potter. My other daughter, who is going into grade 5, hasn't tried them yet (or Harry Potter--she's into different books). If you think your daughter is too young, there's another series for slightly younger readers called the Canadian Girl series. Some of the same authors. We have two. 13 yr old just told me that Across the James Bay Bridge, by Julie Lawson was good, but Hobo Jungle by Dorothy Joan Harris was really boring ("even though it was set in Vancouver!"). By the way, she still reads the Dear Canada books once in a while for old time's sake.
38: Thanks for the recommendation about Sarah Ellis. I'll have to look for more of her books.
I have to confess that I did not read the two Dear Canada books myself. It's not that they weren't appealing. It's just that I have so many books on my own TBR pile to get through that I can only read a fraction of Kate's (many) recommendations! I do hope to get to these one day, though. I loved Barometer Rising, also about the Halifax Explosion, when I'd read it a long time ago and was really intrigued by No Safe Harbour.
Also, my daughter finished The Archaeolojesters by Andreas Oertel, partly set in Manitoba, and she said she enjoyed it very much.