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Way Lies North

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ISBN-10: 1553800486

ISBN-13: 9781553800484

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jean Rae Baxter

List price: $9.95
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This young adult historical novel focuses on Charlotte and her family, Loyalists who are forced to flee their home in the Mohawk Valley as a result of the violence of the "Sons of Freedom" during the American Revolution. At the beginning, fifteen-year-old Charlotte Hooper is separated from her sweetheart, Nick, who sympathizes with the Rebels. The war has already taken the lives of her three brothers, and it is with a sense of desperation that Charlotte and her parents begin the long trek north to the safety of Fort Carleton. Along the way they are joined by other Loyalists who have been burnt out. The novel portrays Charlotte’s struggle on the difficult journey north, and the…    
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.63" long x 0.14" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Jean Rae Baxter was born in Toronto, grew up in Hamilton, and spent much of her adult life in the Kingston area. She started writing full-time a dozen years ago, following a career in education. She writes for both adults and young adults. Her first novel, The Way Lies North (Ronsdale Press, 2007), won the 2008 Arts Hamilton award for best Young Adult novel, and was also a nominee for the Ontario Library Association's Red Maple Award and for British Columbia's Stellar award. In 2011 Ronsdale Press published Broken Trail, the sequel to The Way Lies North. Freedom Bound completes her trilogy of novels telling the stories of young people caught up in the violence of the American Revolution.…