Red River rising : a novel /
B.J. Bayle.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, c2012.
description
273 p. : 2 maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN
145970228X, 9781459702288
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, c2012.
isbn
145970228X
9781459702288
general note
"Editor: Cheryl Hawley"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
8407601
 
Includes bibliographical references: p. [271]-273.
Issued also in electronic formats.
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"A vivid portrait of the determination and strength of Manitoba's earliest settlers... fast-paced and engaging... a nuanced portrayal of historical events."
"Bayle brings to life the colonists' voyage across the Atlantic and into Hudson Bay."
“Bayle brings to life the colonists' voyage across the Atlantic and into Hudson Bay.”
"However, by keeping the spotlight on Angus, who manages to be part of every adventure, Bayle maintains the suspense and makes this an entertaining and instructive read."
"...this is an exciting story with a sympathetic hero that will be enjoyed by many."
this is an exciting story with a sympathetic hero that will be enjoyed by many. - Resource Links (NL) June 2012
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Quill & Quire, July 2012
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In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family, and their friends the O'Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter. With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals. Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.
Main Description
In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and 100 others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk.Angus, his family, and their friends the O'Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter. With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals.Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.
Main Description
In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother Rabbie, and a hundred others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family, and their friends the O'Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter. With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life, but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals. Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.
Main Description
In 1813, cleared out from their beloved Scottish Highlands, 15-year-old Angus, his mother, father, small brother, Rabbie, and a hundred others sail for Canada to seek a better life with assistance from Lord Selkirk. Angus, his family and their friends the O'Hares, with their aloof, unsmiling daughter, Maggie, share the hardships and terror of the sea voyage only to be dumped onto the shore of a forbidding land. There they spend a brutal winter. With bitter determination and help from the Native population, the settlers manage to reach the Red River. They are eager to finally begin their new life but meet obstacles even more dangerous when they are caught up in a struggle between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, powerful fur-trading rivals. Despite this hard transition, Angus falls in love with this new land and takes his place beside the brave men who risk their lives to protect it.

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