A Country of Our Own

A Country of Our Own

The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn : [Ottawa, Province of Canada, 1866]

Book - 2013
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As the rest of the country gears up for Confederation, Rosie's life is about to be pulled apart.

It's 1866. The year before Confederation. And the year Rosie's life turns upside-down.

She has just gone into service with Mr. Bradley, a civil servant working in Quebec City, the bustling capital of the Province of Canada. When the capital is moved to the rough sawmill town of Ottawa, the Bradleys have to move there too. Rosie will desperately miss her own parents and siblings, and wonders if she will ever have a place in her own family again.

Karleen Bradford draws on her own experience as the wife of a diplomat in Ottawa and embassies around the world to craft this authentic portrait of a young girl displaced in the whirlwind of government.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, c2013
ISBN: 9781443113243
Branch Call Number: J DEA
Characteristics: 183 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,20 cm


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Aug 13, 2017

I read this book as a part of my Book Bingo. I'm so glad I did. This is the story of confederation as told by Rosie Dunn. Rosie is a young girl who works as a maid in an Ottawa CIvil Servant's home. She is interested in all that's happening around her and we hear first hand of various people's reaction to confederation and how the British North America Act comes into being. There is a bit of romance thrown in too. This book could be prescribed reading in middle school.

May 17, 2017

this book was kind of slow going at first. A great book if you want to learn about the history of Canada.

cjwatson Jul 29, 2014

This is an excellent book! Highly readable and gives a wonderful picture of the excitement and challenges of staring a new country.

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May 17, 2017

crazyquilter11 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14


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