A Trail of Broken Dreams

A Trail of Broken Dreams

Barbara Haworth-Attard

Barbara Haworth-Attard

Still reeling from the death of her mother, Harriet sets out on a dangerous journey — disguised as a boy, since no "petticoats" are allowed on the trip — determined to find her missing father in the gold fields of British Columbia's Cariboo. The journey itself is incredibly difficult, and Harriet still has to find her father before the winter snows close down the entire Williams Creek area. Will she be able to find him, or will her journey be for nothing?
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To Stand on My Own

To Stand on My Own

Barbara Haworth-Attard

Barbara Haworth-Attard

The dark threat of polio becomes a reality for a young Prairie girl.In the summer of 1937, life on the Prairies is not easy. The Great Depression has brought great hardship, and young Noreen's family must scrimp to make ends meet.In a horrible twist of fate, Noreen, like hundreds of other young Canadians, contracts polio and is placed in an isolation ward, unable to move her legs. After a few weeks she gains partial recovery, but her family makes the painful decision to send her to a hospital far away for further treatment.To Stand On My Own is Noreen's diary account of her journey through recovery: her treatment; life in the ward; the other patients, some of them far worse off than her; adjustment to life in a wheelchair and on crutches; and ultimately, the emotional and physical hurdles she must face when she returns home.In this moving addition to the Dear Canada series, award-winning author Barbara Haworth-Attard recreates a desolate time in...
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