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Description - Flight from the Fortress by Lyn Cook

"A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2005"Lyn Cook's newest book takes place during the second seige of the Fortress of Louisbourg, 1757. Like others of her books, the story began as a tribute to a beloved place, which Lyn Cook watched grow from a neglected pile of rubble to one of the most exciting living museums in Canada. The Fortress of Louisbourg was once the bustling gateway to a string of prosperous New World settlements. In 1713, it became the battleground in a winner-take-all war between French and English. The prize? A trade monopoly in the natural resources all of Europe was begging for.Caught in the crossfire were the citizens of Louisbourg, their wives and their children: merchants, shipwrights, adventurers and settlers, tinkers, tailors, soldiers-and spies. In "Flight From the Fortress," a French boy comes looking for his English father, a spy for the British. He meets Gaby, a young girl caring for two orphaned infants, and together, they decide to flee the fortress, and find refuge in the forests beyond. As they travel, Philippe's care for Gaby and her charges grows, but never extinguishes his hope offinding his father. He will suffer many dangers and disappointments before he is ready, like Gaby, to take the way out offered him.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550417920
ISBN-10: 1550417924
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 134mm x 10mm)
Pages: 156
Imprint: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publish Date: 30-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lyn Cook

Veteran children's writer Lyn Cook has authored many titles for children, and is perhaps best known for her classic novel, The Bells on Finland Street. But she has had a varied career, from drama teacher, scriptwriter, narrator, meteorological observer in the RCAF to the first children's librarian in Sudbury. Flight from the Fortress is Lyn's second book set in New France, following The Hiding Place.