Band of Acadians

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August 2009



In 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years' War, 15-year-old Nola and her Acadian parents face expulsion from Grand Pr by the British. Nola, her friends Hector and Jocelyne, Nola's grandfather, and a band of bold teenagers manage to flee by boat only to e


Prologue: A Road Trip, A Road Trip!: Manhattan, 2007; Go For Broke: Bracknell, England 2005; Put Up Your Dukes & Write!: New York City, 1940s; Ragged & Ecstatic Joy: Denver, 1940s; A Plank Where All the Angels Dove Off: San Francisco, 1940s-1960s; Rough and Hard and Extreme: Mexico, 1950s-1960s; Not Akin to Lustful Thoughts: Europe and Africa, 1950s-1960s; The Perfect Ecstasy: Lowell, 1920s to Present; Golden Ash, Blissful Emptiness: New England, 1890s-1960s; It Was Pure, in My Heart: New Jersey and New York, 1920s-1990s; Canada Was My Bosom of God: Quebec, 1950s-1960s and Early Years; Down into the Darks: Southern United States, 1940s-1960s; Everything is Ecstasy: Central United States, 1940s-1990s; Epilogue -- Five Million of Stars: Quebec and Toronto; Index.


John Skelton, a chemistry and economics graduate, worked for many years in the federal government fostering innovation in Canadian small businesses. The founding editor of Industry Canada's award winning "Small Business Quarterly," he is currently an educator with the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.


While there are numerous fictional accounts of the expulsion of the Acadians, most of these focus on the events leading up to their deportation, and fewer still pick up the story of those who managed to flee their would-be captors. This makes Skeltons offering an interesting one for young readers, in that it provides a glimpse into the equally harrowing experiences faced by those who got away. -- Atlantic Books Today Spring 2010
EAN: 9781554880409
ISBN: 1554880408
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 9 bis 12 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2009
Seitenanzahl: 163 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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