With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada [ kindle / Pdf ] ☆ Karleen Bradford


With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada

Review With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Karleen Bradford í 2 Characters With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Read ë 2 Ge when they head north toward Canada Along with other Loyalists they hope to start a new life in uébec where there is land for those who have been loyal to the King But the journey is treacherous the wint. My daughter has been reading American Girl and Dear America books for several years now and they have introduced her to a number of different periods in American history It occurred to me that there might be an advantage in getting the Canadian perspective on a few of these so I ordered a few books in the Dear Canada series I figured it would make sense for me to read them first before making my daughter read them This book which is the diary of a girl in a Loyalist family in the aftermath of the American Revolution is the first oneThe book s very first page lets you know that this is not the American point of view The Patriots who eject Mary MacDonald s family from their Albany home are not very nice about it and we get the clear impression that they were willing to be a whole lot meaner if the MacDonald family didn t take the hint if hint is the right word for having your house trashed while you re in it The book tells of the journey of this family eventually meeting up with other Loyalist families north into Canada then further north up to the point where they have been given land to settle It s sort of like Little House on the Prairie but with a very different start the MacDonalds are refugees not settlersIn any kids book on history there is a uestion of how to balance the young readers sensitivities with the need to tell an accurate history in which some horrible things happened Too harsh and the reader or their parents will recoil too gentle and you re giving them an inaccurate version of history Kathleen Bradford does a pretty good job of that and we end up seeing a bit of death a bit of privation but not so much of each that a young reader can t enjoy the tale of how young Mary manages to make sense of the way her world has been turned upside downI don t know enough Canadian history to be able to comment on the accuracy of the book s portrayal generally Certainly the way in which relations with Native Americans are exclusively friendly within this book seems a little suspect to me But Bradford does a good job of showing how communities or in some cases even families were torn apart by the American War of Independence and that is already a pretty heavy topic for young readers Mary comes through as a distinctive and likeable protagonistI will be passing this one on to my daughter and we ll see how her take on it differs from mine Now if only there were a Dear Mexico series for me to look into

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Review With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Karleen Bradford í 2 Characters With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Read ë 2 When Mary's family sides with the British against the American rebels they are branded traitors and forced to flee their home All they have is what they can carry with them and their determination and coura. Considering I read this as an adult and it s written for children I didn t have super high expectations for uality of authorship and historical authenticity I was pleasantly surprised The story was interesting enough to draw me in and the history was good down to the small details like herbal remedies I read the book with friends while reenacting part of the experience of Loyalist refugees at an event at Ft Saint Jean in uebec which was slightly surreal I highly recommend the Dear AmericaCanada books for kids but also for adults They re a uick but enjoyable read Good on the author for doing her research

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Review With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Karleen Bradford í 2 Characters With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada Read ë 2 Er bitterly cold and the MacDonalds find it hard to survive Even with the supplies from Britain clearing the land to build their home is a struggle But will they even survive to forge a new life in a new land. Another book from the Dear Canada series With Nothing But Our Courage is about the battle between the Loyalists and Patriots during the years 1783 1784 This story features a young girl Mary MacDonald and her family who travel from the United States to Canada after being forced from their home for being Loyalists A great read for readers of all ages

  • Hardcover
  • 221
  • With Nothing But Our Courage The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald Dear Canada
  • Karleen Bradford
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9780439989794