Dear Canada: All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts, Frank, District of Alberta, 1902
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443119191 Hardcover
200 Pages | 5.56" x 7.66" | Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443128971 Ebook
200 Pages | Ages 9 to 12
After her father dies, Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the mining town of Frank, Alberta. Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel, being chief caregiver to her little brother with Down Syndrome, and learning Morse code at the telegraph office.
When the devastating Frank Slide buries much of the town, Abby must do all she can to help. But a long-buried family secret emerged just before the disaster - and now she will have to wait for the dust to settle before getting the answers she so desperately wants.
Inspired by two of her own relatives, one who helped run a telegraph office in the late 1800s and another who shares Abby's story (and her family secret), Jean Little crafts a compelling story rich with emotion and historical detail.
Raves & reviews:
"The period comes to life under her pen, and so do the characters . . . A delightful read." -The Toronto Star (for Exiles From the War)
"The book is eloquently written, expertly paced, and emotionally resonant . . . an excellent and enjoyable story." -Canadian Review of Materials (for Orphan at My Door)