Du Sang Sur Nos Terres: Joséphine Bouvier, Témoin de la Rébellion de Louis Riel, is the French language edition of Blood Upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier by Maxine Trottier. This French edition is translated by Martine Faubert. This historical novel is part of the Cher Journal series (Dear Canada Series) from Editions Scholastic.
Dear Canada Blood Upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier by Maxine Trottier is a title in the Dear Canada Series. Text in English, with some French words. Thirteen-year-old Josephine describes, in journal format, her mixed feelings about the North West Resistance against the white settlers in the late nineteenth century as the Métis and allied First Nations fight for their way of life in Canada. Tension grips Batoche, Saskatchewan in 1885. Many Métis have moved here after the 1870 Riel Rebellion in Manitoba. But life in Batoche is difficult.
The Voyage of Wood Duck: Ta'n Teli Kaqasimiliala'sis Malsikws is a children's picture book written by Maxine Trottier that tells the bilingual story of a Mi'kmaq boy named Wood Duck and his dream. The boy always wondered about the sea and what might lay beyond. He respected the land and water. One day he decided to build a canoe and go on a voyage and find out if his dream would be fulfilled. Together with ten others from his village Wood Duck set off. They travelled over the waves. Finally one day they sighted land and strange people, who had fluffy, white animals.
Loon Rock, Pkwimu Wkuntem is a bilingual picture book written by children's author Maxine Trottier and translated into Mi'kmaq by Helen Sylliboy. The story explains the significance of a loon pictograph and the youth who fasted for his vision long ago. When children and adults pass this image on the flat rock, the parents explain the story of the loon image. English and Mi'kmaq appear on each page so readers can appreciate another language. This simple story fills a gap in the literature by providing a book about the Mi'kmaq of the east coast.
Mon Pays À Feu Et À Sang: Genevieve Aubuchon, Au Temps De La Bataille Des Plaines D'Abraham is the French translation of The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon. This is a recent historical novel by Maxine Trottier that explores an Abenaki girl's experiences during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in New France, 1759. This novel is part of the Dear Canada series. The French editions is translated by Martine Faubert. Genevieve is a Catholic orphan raised in a French widow's household.
The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon is a recent historical novel by Maxine Trottier that explores an Abenaki girl's experiences during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in New France, 1759. This novel is part of the Dear Canada series. Genevieve is a Catholic orphan raised in a French widow's household. Her older brother remains connected to the Abenaki community but his loyalties are to his sister. Genevieve's comfortable live changes when war between the British and French is declared. Of course many Abenaki support their French allies.
Historical fiction novel set in the Quebec and Detroit regions in the early 1700s. A young Pawnee slave is purchased by French-Canadian girl and given his freedom. Their lives are intertwined during this period of the fur trade and political intrigue among the French and First Nations. Themes of racism, class structure, family, and first love are well portrayed in this adventure narrative that draws on historical events and features a strong and well-drawn female heroine.
It is 1760, and Lord MacNeil decides that the way to make a man of his 13-year-old son, John, is to bring him along from England to Canada. He knows that John, with his expert drawing skills, will make an excellent cartographer of Canada's wilderness; an activity that will keep him away from the dangers of war. On the eve of John's departure, his beloved twin sister, Jane, gives him her treasured silver ring. As John wears this circle of silver, it becomes the link to everything he loves: his homeland, the frontier, and his newly-made friends - especially the intriguing Marie Roy.