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Red River Rising (Paperback)

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    In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family, and their friend......more

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In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family, and their friends the O'Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter.

With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals. Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.

B.J. Bayle's Battle Cry at Batoche was a Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, while Perilous Passage, about explorer and mapmaker David Thompson, was nominated for a Red Maple Award. Also the author of Shadow Riders, about the RCMP's early history, she lives in Cochrane, Alberta.

Author:
Bayle, B. J.
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
273
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dundurn Pr Ltd
Publish Date:
08/28/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781459702288
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.7 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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