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Post by aessea1001 » Sun November 9th, 2008, 10:06 pm

Hello everyone, I'm aessea1001 and I'm new to the forum. In fact this is my first post... :) anyway, I'm in the U.S. (Dallas/Fort Worth region) , and close to where I live (in Watauga, TX) there's a really great used book store called HalfPrice Books. Recently I went there and there were (still are?) books in the children's section called the "Dear Canada" series published by Scholastic Canada. Being a HUGE fan of YA HF I bought three of them, and currently I'm reading the one called "With Nothing But Our Courage". It's pretty good, about a girl named Mary MacDonald who leaves Revolutionary War-torn New York for Quebec. My question is, is there anyone else who has read any of the "Dear Canada" books in their entirety and also enjoyed them? This has been the first time I've seen them ever, being in Texas and all, and I think it would be cool to hear from anyone else who has read any of these. I also bought "Winter of Peril" and "The Death of My Country" also from the Dear Canada Series. for more information you can visit
http://www.dearcanada.ca , the official website for Dear Canada. lol I hope this post wasn't too long, thanks to all who have read this and want to respond! ;)

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Post by donroc » Sun November 9th, 2008, 10:23 pm

I have not seen that series, but welcome to HFO and enjoy.
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Post by Misfit » Sun November 9th, 2008, 10:29 pm

Welcome, but I'm not familiar with that series either.

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Post by Bellwether » Mon November 10th, 2008, 12:23 am

My daughter bought two or three of the Dear Canada books several years ago while we were in Toronto. She didn't like them as much as the Dear America versions, but said she enjoyed reading references to American history from a different perspective. She said one of the stories was about a girl who would be considered a traitor from our perspective but is a Canadian heroine.

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Post by aessea1001 » Mon November 10th, 2008, 12:37 am

[quote=""Bellwether""]My daughter bought two or three of the Dear Canada books several years ago while we were in Toronto. She didn't like them as much as the Dear America versions, but said she enjoyed reading references to American history from a different perspective. She said one of the stories was about a girl who would be considered a traitor from our perspective but is a Canadian heroine.[/quote]

oh wow, do you remember what the title of the one with the Canadian heroine is called? speaking of differing perspectives I was thumbing through the "With Nothing But Our Courage" title and I've noticed that in the U.S. those loyal to the crown were called "Tories" while in Canada they were called "Loyalists". There's a similar Dear America title called "Love Thy Neighbor", written by Ann Turner, about a Tory girl who leaves Massachusetts for (I think) Canada. I read a little bit of it but I couldn't get into it. To each their own, I guess. :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon November 10th, 2008, 12:42 am

Welcome! Glad to have you here.
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Post by Leyland » Mon November 10th, 2008, 1:27 am

Hello and welcome!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 10th, 2008, 8:29 am

Hi Aessea

Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy it here!
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Post by Carine » Mon November 10th, 2008, 9:33 am

Hello Aessea, welcome !

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Post by Divia » Mon November 10th, 2008, 11:20 am

Howdy :)

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