Dear Canada: Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2012

byJean Little

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With more than 200,000 books in print, Dear Canda has fast become the historical fiction series for young girls. Jean Little's latest addition is the diary of a young girl observing her world change as war rages thousands of miles away.

It has been two long years since Eliza's beloved older brother, Hugo, went away to war. Caught up in his enthusiasm, she couldn't understand her parent's less-than enthusiastic reaction. Now that her other brother Jack has also enlisted, she yearns for the safe return of both brothers. If only she had a friend that she could talk to about her feelings....

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With more than 200,000 books in print, Dear Canda has fast become the historical fiction series for young girls. Jean Little's latest addition is the diary of a young girl observing her world change as war rages thousands of miles away.It has been two long years since Eliza's beloved older brother, Hugo, went away to war. Caught up in ...

One of Canada's premier authors, Jean Little's previous books include Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (CLA Book of the Year and Ruth Schwartz Award-winner), Listen for the Singing (Canada Council Children's Literature Prize), and Mine for Keeps (Little Brown Canadian Children's Book Award). She received the Vicky Metcalf Award in...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from By Far My Favourite This book was one of the first Dear Canada books I ever read and I instantly loved it. I now own over 20 Dear Canada books and Brothers Far from Home is still my favourite and is the first book I recommend to people who say they like Dear Canada books.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Child's Perspective of WW I It is a look at world war one from a younger sibling's perspective. The author makes it a little more real by mentioning an actual author who lived during the Great War. She shows how families coped with the death of loved ones and the survivors of the war who suffered from various physical and psychological injuries. It brings history to life and touches people in ways history books can never do.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest book EVER!!!! This book is the hottest EVER!!! it is my FAVORITE book I LOVE it. Everyone should read it
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WWII on the Home Front Reason for Reading: I am working my way through this series. I chose this one in particular because I am participating in a WWI Reading Challenge. I was thrilled when I saw Jean Little had written this; she is one of my childhood favourite authors and I just knew it was going to be good. A wonderful story that tells the story of life for those left on the home front after the two eldest boys of a large family go off to war. The war itself is experienced in a roundabout way through letters home and the family's reading of newspapers and listening to the radio. Eliza occasionally pastes these letters and clippings into her diary. During the story, more than the facts and details of the war are presented along with the feelings of the participants and, mostly, those left behind. Eliza's father is a minister who is a pacifist, unusual at the time, praying for the war to end and for the safety of the boys on both sides. An opinion not exactly popular when everyone else is praying for the Kaiser to die and for "our" side to win. We see into the feelings of pride and constant fear of the parents and the mixed feelings of the various aged siblings. We also see the day-to-day life and how the war affected it back home in Canada. The women's movement is explored through an aunt who becomes independent and the eldest sister who becomes a nurse. Eliza herself, writes a charming diary. She is the middle child of seven and lonely within the large family, especially when her favourite sibling then eldest brother leaves. Her diary takes the place of a best friend and we, the Dear Reader become her confidant and see her mature over the two year time span. A delightful read!
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dear Canada: Brothers Far From Home I just finished this book and, well, let's just say that I've read better. I'm not saying that it was bad, just that it could have been better. Eliza sounds nice and like someone I would get along with, but the author could have told us what happened to Rusty. I have a friend that lives in Uxbridge and it is a lovely little town and I like it there. I think, though that I would like it better back in the time of Eliza Bates.
Date published: 2005-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This book has got to be one of Jean Little's best. Iv'e read Brothers Far From Home about twenty times! Emotional, sad, but still exciting!
Date published: 2004-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAVOURITE BOOK EVER! WOW! I have never read such an amazing book in my life and I'm 13. It was a real page turner. I cried at the part were........(read to find out). It is such a great book I've read it 16 times!!!!!!!!!!I love it!!!!!Great job Jean Little.
Date published: 2004-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brothers Far From Home It was very sad and well written!!!!
Date published: 2004-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book I really liked the book brothers far from home. The reason I didn't rate it 5 is because I found it not quite adventurous but instead very emotional and stay the home type of book.
Date published: 2003-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A must read!! i love this book! You have got to read this book it is sad at some parts but in all it is a GREAT book!READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT!!!!
Date published: 2003-10-15