Alone in an Untamed Land: The Filles Du Roi Diary of Helene St. Onge

by Maxine Trottier

Hardcover, 2003


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J DC 1666 Mo


Scholastic (2003), Edition: 47195th, 222 pages


Juvenile Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML: Young Hélène St. Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a fille du roi, one of the many young women sent to the new world as brides. Hélène will accompany her on the long sea voyage and live with her sister's new family. But Catherine dies during the grueling journey, and Hélène finds herself alone in a strange new country. New France is a far harsher place than she imagined, with bitter winters and the threat of attack from the Iroquois. Will the few friendships she has made on her long voyage enable her to s

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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic"
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diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
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222 p.; 5.58 inches


0439989698 / 9780439989695


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