Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 2: An Unexpected Visitor

Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 2: An Unexpected Visitor

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
     
 
A holiday treat for fans of the Dear Canada series, and all lovers of historical fiction!

Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of this Christmas story. Anya's family was forced to spend part of World War I at Spirit Lake Internment Camp. They were regarded not only as foreigners but as "enemy aliens" who needed to be kept apart for Canada's security. Poverty

Overview

A holiday treat for fans of the Dear Canada series, and all lovers of historical fiction!

Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of this Christmas story. Anya's family was forced to spend part of World War I at Spirit Lake Internment Camp. They were regarded not only as foreigners but as "enemy aliens" who needed to be kept apart for Canada's security. Poverty still dogs them, even though Anya's factory job helps out. Yet this Christmas promises to be happier than last year in the isolated internment camp . . . if old resentments can be laid to rest.

This short story was originally published in Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember, a collection featuring many of Canada's top writers for children, including Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Maxine Trottier, Carol Matas, and more. New readers will adore this stand-alone holiday tale, while fans of the series will recognize the voice of Anya, whom they first met in the award-winning Dear Canada book Prisoners in the Promised Land.

Collect all 12 Dear Canada Christmas stories this season and enjoy a very happy holiday!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443124188
Publisher:
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Series:
Dear Canada
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
937,637
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of the bestselling Dear Canada novel, Prisoners in the Promised Land. She has received numerous awards and honours for her children's books, including a nomination for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award in both 2007 and 2010. Her novel, Stolen Child, received the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Americas, and is a starred selection in Best Books for Kids and Teens from the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Marsha is the co-founder of Authors' Booking Service, which helps Canadian schools and organizations plan visits from authors and illustrators. She and her family live in Brantford, Ontario.

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