Selling Points: "1830s, Upper Canada, history, pioneers"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2005
Fiction Ages 8-11
Grandmother's steel gray eyes flickered past me.
She saw the rows and rows of black stumps. She stared at them for a long time. Then she shuddered and said, "It's worse, much worse, than I ever imagined."
The year is 1838 and Ellie's grandmother has arrived all the way from England. Ellie is horrified to discover that the forbidding old woman intends to take her back to Britain to be raised properly. Ellie is determined that she will not go, but what can a nine-year-old girl do in the face of an adult with her mind made up?
CCBC Our Choice, commended
Chocolate Lily nominee, short-listed
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