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category: Children's Fiction
published: Aug 2005
publisher: Coteau Books

Adeline's Dream

by Linda Aksomitis

tagged: post-confederation (1867-)
About the Author

Linda Aksomitis

LINDA AKSOMITIS spent a decade on racetracks throughout Canada and the United States with her husband, David, and their racing team, during the 1980s and early 1990s. Today she is a full-time writer, with travel writing one of her favourite genres.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 11
4 to 6


Top  Grade
Librarian review

Adeline's Dream

Twelve-year-old Adeline Mueller has to fight to make a place for herself when her family comes to Canada from Germany in 1910 to join her father in their new land. Adeline hasn’t seen her father for four years, but his letters promised a splendid new life. But when they arrive in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, the reality is very different. Home is a sod house in a squatter settlement on CPR land. What will Adeline do?

This book connects to the social studies curriculum, and addresses an important story from Canada’s past. Teachers can use Adeline’s story to teach about the challenges immigrant families faced in the early twentieth century. Students can draw connections to contemporary issues by those who choose to come to Canada.

Teacher’s guide available: (http://coteaubooks.com/assets/HTML/pdfs/teacher_resources/resource_17.pdf)


Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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