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The Way Lies North

The Way Lies North

  • Title: The Way Lies North
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  • ISBN : 9781553800484
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 340 pages


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 Liberty during the American Revolution At the beginning, fifteen year old Charlotte Hooper and her parents begin the long trek north to the safety of Fort Haldimand near present day Kingston 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 Liberty during the American Revolution At the beginning, fifteen year old Charlotte Hooper and her parents begin the long trek north to the safety of Fort Haldimand near present day Kingston The novel portrays Charlotte s struggle on the difficult journey north, and the even difficult task of making a new home in British Canada In the flight north, the Mohawk nation plays an important role, and Charlotte learns much about their customs and way of life, to the point where she is renamed Woman of Two Worlds Later in the novel she is able to repay her aboriginal friends when she plays an important part in helping the Oneidas to become once again members of the Iroquois confederacy under British protection Strong and capable, Charlotte breaks the stereotype of the eighteenth century woman, while revealing a positive relationship between the Loyalists and aboriginal peoples


Author Jean Rae Baxter

Jean Rae Baxter holds a B.A and M.A in English from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed degree from Queen s She worked in radio before beginning her career as a secondary school English teacher in Lennox Addington County, twenty miles west of Kingston During this time she helped to develop curriculum in liaison with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.During her career in edu




The Way Lies North Reviews (6)

  • Canadian historical is a favorite of mine and a genre I plan to read of this year It was through a kid lit writing course I took last year that I was introduced to Jean Rae Baxter A Canadian author who has written a series of books taking place during the early year of this great nation.Introduced [..]

  • In this first book of a trilogy, Jean Rae Baxter gives us the story of an American family caught in the rift that divided Americans during the war of 1776 The heroine is Charlotte, a very young girl at the story s start Her family has chosen to remain loyal to England and the King, while most of the [..]

  • This story came together well I really enjoyed it I loved the characters, especially Charlotte, Nick, and Papa It was a great match for me, since it is so hard to find a book that interests and satisfies me. [..]

  • this like what happend to my family. [..]

  • Wonderful novel that I couldn t put down I highly recommend it [..]

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