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Children's Literature"Son of the hounds come here and get flesh." That is the ancient battle cry of the Cameron clan. And it is up to the boy, Jimmy Cameron, to sound that cry. The time is 1812. Jimmy lives with his mother and father in the Canadian wilderness. Yankees from the United States have crossed the border, invading Canada under the guise of freeing the citizens from "the yoke of the English tyrants." Many of the Canadians, however, are loyal to England, having fled north during the American Revolutionary War. They want freedom, not from the British, but from the Yankee invaders. Jimmy, who is too young to join the Canadian militia, is determined to do his part just the same. Filled with many actual historical figures and events, this suspense-filled book tells the story of how one person—even if he is only a boy—can make a difference. Originally published in Canada, it chronicles a period in history which is not given a lot of attention in U.S. textbooks. Told from the Canadian perspective, it is a great way for American readers to learn how their country and its history might be seen by others. Those who love history, particularly boys, will enjoy reading about Jimmy Cameron and his adventures. The book can also be used to supplement the curriculum when teaching U.S./Canadian history and the War of 1812. 2005 (orig. 1988), Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ages 8 to 12.