Cher Journal : Seule au Nouveau Monde


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Au XVIIe siècle, Hélène St-Onge doit, à treize ans, quitter la France et voyager jusqu'au Nouveau Monde avec sa sur, une Fille du Roy. Mais celle-ci ne survit pas au voyage et Hélène se retrouve seule. La vie en Nouvelle-France est difficile; les hivers y sont rigoureux et les attaques iroquoises, fréquentes. Que lui réserve le destin? Ce magnifique livre à l'aspect ancien et à couverture rigide comprend un signet-ruban.

Young Hélène 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. Hélène will accompany her on the long sea voyage and live with her sister's new family. But Catherine dies during the gruelling journey, and Hélène finds herself alone in 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 new friendships she has made on her long voyage enable her to survive?

Original title: Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land

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