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Shadow in Hawthorn Bay

by Janet Lunn

Knopf Canada | August 28, 2001 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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A classic children's book for every Canadian family to treasure for all time - a story of mystery and young love in a richly detailed Canadian historical setting.

From the winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature comes one of Canada's best-loved, bestselling books for young readers.

In the award-winning follow-up to the beloved children's classic, The Root Cellar, Janet Lunn brings us an enthralling historical tale of Celtic magic, kindred spirits and the struggles of pioneer life in Upper Canada.

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay introduces fifteen-year-old Mary Urquhart, a Scottish girl with a special gift - the gift of "second sight". One morning, in the spring of 1815, Mary hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling desperately for her help. But Duncan is 3,000 miles away in Upper Canada, and to journey to him means leaving the safety and comfort of home for an unknown wilderness.

Answering the call, Mary finds herself battling dark forces in a foreign land. But as she struggles for her survival and independence, she unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Yankee Patty, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Luke - so different from "Duncan the black."

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: August 28, 2001

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 077042886X

ISBN - 13: 9780770428860

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Shadow in Hawthorn Bay

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay

by Janet Lunn

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: August 28, 2001

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 077042886X

ISBN - 13: 9780770428860

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Come, Mairi! Come, Mairi! Come you here!” “Duncan, I cannot! Here is the lamb making sore trouble getting itself into the world. Come you to me!” Mary went back to her work. Swiftly she turned and tugged the struggling lamb, crooning softly all the while, until, with a cry of triumph, she held it firmly in her two hands. “There now, Sally, there is your wee uan,” she murmured. She laid the lamb beside its mother. It began at once to suckle. Gently stroking the ewe’s still heaving sides, Mary sat back on her heels, tossed her thick black hair from her sweaty face, and watched with satisfaction as the ewe began to clean her baby. Only then did she realize that Duncan had not called from the other side of the hill. He was three thousand miles away in Upper Canada. Yet he had called! Sudden tears prickled her eyes. In four years it was the first time she had heard his voice. He had sworn so often they could never be parted in life or death but he had gone away. And barely a word since. “While you are gone,” she had said, “we will still be together, Duncan. Our thoughts will travel the miles. And you will be soon home.” Mary had never doubted that. She and Duncan had always been like one person, two halves of a whole. Cousins, they might as well have been twins, they had been so inseparable -- until Uncle Davie and Aunt Jean had decided to leave the Highlands. Over the plaintive cry of the lapwings, the chirping of the th
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A classic children's book for every Canadian family to treasure for all time - a story of mystery and young love in a richly detailed Canadian historical setting.

From the winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature comes one of Canada's best-loved, bestselling books for young readers.

In the award-winning follow-up to the beloved children's classic, The Root Cellar, Janet Lunn brings us an enthralling historical tale of Celtic magic, kindred spirits and the struggles of pioneer life in Upper Canada.

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay introduces fifteen-year-old Mary Urquhart, a Scottish girl with a special gift - the gift of "second sight". One morning, in the spring of 1815, Mary hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling desperately for her help. But Duncan is 3,000 miles away in Upper Canada, and to journey to him means leaving the safety and comfort of home for an unknown wilderness.

Answering the call, Mary finds herself battling dark forces in a foreign land. But as she struggles for her survival and independence, she unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Yankee Patty, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Luke - so different from "Duncan the black."

From the Jacket

From the winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature comes one of Canada's best-loved, bestselling books for young readers.

In the award-winning follow-up to the beloved children's classic, The Root Cellar, Janet Lunn brings us an enthralling historical tale of Celtic magic, kindred spirits and the struggles of pioneer life in Upper Canada.

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay introduces fifteen-year-old Mary Urquhart, a Scottish girl with a special gift - the gift of "second sight". One morning, in the spring of 1815, Mary hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling desperately for her help. But Duncan is 3,000 miles away in Upper Canada, and to journey to him means leaving the safety and comfort of home for an unknown wilderness.

Answering the call, Mary finds herself battling dark forces in a foreign land. But as she struggles for her survival and independence, she unexpectedly finds friendship -- with cheerful Yankee Patty, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Luke -- so different from "Duncan the black".

"Janet Lunn weaves a luminous spell."
--Maclean's

"Finely crafted ... enthralling and mysterious historical fiction."
--The Globe and Mail

"A story about the mystery and tremendous strength and determination of the human spirit ... Lunn's mature writing allows her readers to feel every detail of her narrative: the harsh beauty of the Highlands, the misery of the ocean crossing, the suffocating loneliness of the forest and the warmth of friendships forged in the common struggle for survival."
--Books in Canada

"A fine, sensitive story [with] an engaging heroine ... and pioneer families. Lunn has woven a rich, engrossing story of growth and self discovery ... Fine, evocative writing."
--London Free Press

Janet Lunn is one of Canada's most respected writers for children. Her books include The Root Cellar, Shadow in Hawthorn Bay, The Hollow Tree, and (with Christopher Moore) The Story of Canada. Her many distinguished awards, national and international, include the Vicky Metcalf Award for Body of Work, two Governor General's Awards, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award and the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize, among others. She lives in Ottawa.

About the Author

Janet Lunn is one of Canada's most respected writers for children. Her books include The Root Cellar, Shadow in Hawthorn Bay, The Hollow Tree, and (with Christopher Moore) The Story of Canada. Her many distinguished awards, national and international, include the Vicky Metcalf Award for Body of Work, two Governor General's Awards, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award and the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize, among others. She lives in Ottawa.

Editorial Reviews

"Janet Lunn weaves a luminous spell." -Maclean's

Praise for Shadow in Hawthorn Bay:
"Finely crafted… enthralling and mysterious historical fiction." -The Globe and Mail

"A story about the mystery and tremendous strength and determination of the human spirit… Lunn's mature writing allows her readers to feel every detail of her narrative: the harsh beauty of the Highlands, the misery of the ocean crossing, the suffocating loneliness of the forest and the warmth of friendships forged in the common struggle for survival." -Books in Canada

"A fine, sensitive story [with] an engaging heroine… and pioneer families. Lunn has woven a rich, engrossing story of growth and self discovery…. Fine, evocative writing." -London Free Press

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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