Published Sept 1, 2011
Hardcover, 176 pages
Note: This book is rated C = clean read.
I will count this book toward the following challenges: Middle-Grade Book Challenge
Reviewed by Laura
Scholastic announced plans to commemorate the landmark occasion with a relaunch of the www.dearcanada.ca website, a bonus book giveaway promotion and the release of the 29th Dear Canada book, That Fatal Night.
Since its launch in 2001, the Dear Canada series has been embraced and celebrated by readers, teachers and parents alike, receiving high praise for its effective combination of engaging storytelling and historical accuracy. Each title is written in an accessible diary format by fictional girls living in tumultuous times in Canadian history. To date, 29 Dear Canada titles have been published, with settings ranging from the War of 1812 to the Halifax explosion of 1917; from the Riel resistance of 1883 to the polio epidemic of the 1930s.
A Prairie as Wide as the Sea by Sarah Ellis was published in fall 2001. To help celebrate the 10th anniversary, Scholastic Canada is giving away this book as a free bonus with the purchase of Ellis’s Dear Canada: That Fatal Night.
“Scholastic has been publishing two new Dear Canada books every year, and there are plenty of terrific stories from our history still to be told,” according to Bogart Johnston. “Right now we are working on titles about the Japanese Canadian internment of WWII, Irish immigration in the 1800s, the Holocaust and Confederation. As long as we have great stories to tell and great authors to write them, we’ll keep publishing Dear Canada.”
Disclosure: Thanks to Nikole Kritikos from Scholastic Canada for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.