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When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty— even to Michigan’ s remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O’ Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father. ‘ The story, told with quiet humor, brings to life this episode in history. The readers feels the beauty of the island, the pain of separation, and the anxiety and fear produced by war.’ — V. ‘ S mooth writing, vivid characters, and strong sense of place make this a good choice for libraries and a treasure for ones in the Great Lakes area.’ — BL.

Synopsis:

When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty—even to Michigan's remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O'Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father.

About the Author

National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan crafts a richly textured story about one young woman's will to control her own fate. Ms. Whelan is the best-selling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Listening for Lions; and Summer of the War. She lives in northern Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064406192
Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Gloria Whelan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Farm life -- Michigan -- Mackinac Island (Mich. : Island) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mackinac Island
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States History War of 1812.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1996, no. R-46
Publication Date:
19960809
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.60x5.16x.46 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
008

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"Synopsis" by , When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty—even to Michigan's remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O'Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father.
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