Alone in An Untamed Land

Alone in An Untamed Land

The Filles Du Roi Diary of Helene St. Onge

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Young H#65533;l#65533;ne St. Onge and her older sister Catherine are orphans. When King Louis XVI orders all men in New France to marry, Catherine becomes a fille du roi, one of the many young women sent to the new world as brides. H#65533;l#65533;ne will accompany her on the long sea voyage and live with her sister's new family. But Catherine dies during the grueling journey, and H#65533;l#65533;ne finds herself alone in a strange new country. New France is a far harsher place than she imagined, with bitter winters and the threat of attack from the Iroquois. Will the few friendships she has made on her long voyage enable her to survive?
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, 2003.
ISBN: 9780439989695
Characteristics: 215 pages :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,19 cm.


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May 06, 2018

My 11 year old niece loved this book, and she recommended it to me. I loved it too. It is wonderfully written, covering an area of Canadian history that I was not familiar with. The last paragraph is beautiful.

Aug 22, 2017

This entire series is great for learning the history of our country. It's easy to forget that not so long ago young girls were sent away from France at such a young age to find fortune and, of course, a husband!

Aug 20, 2016

This is a great book, I read it back when I was younger,
I understood more of it now and it was great!
Very wonderful and lets you also learn about Canada.

Nov 09, 2015

Good book; it beautifully described the trials of the journey that the Filles Du Roi had to go through to get to Canada. Helene is a nice character and the people she encounters are beautifully described and written as well. Some parts get slow but overall, very good.

smaugthestupendous Sep 19, 2013

Really great! Very interesting and Helene is a very powerful heroine.

Apr 05, 2009

This book was touching. Dear Canada books are awesome!!! My favorite is Turned Away

Mar 31, 2009

The book was nice and i love reading dear canada books.

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