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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’s young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist for best children’s book in the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Awards. L is for Land of Living Skies is her first picture book. Currently she lives in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. She travels frequently, giving author talks and lectures and researching future projects.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 11
4 to 6

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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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