Dear Canada: Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt, Niagara, Upper Canada, 1812

Hardcover | September 1, 2002

byKit Pearson

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In the summer of 1812, as rumours of a looming war become a reality, Susanna, her mother and sister are surviving as best they can while the men are fighting. As news of various battles reaches them, Susanna becomes even more concerned for the safety and well-being of her beloved brother and father. She is also torn between the loyalties of her best friend and her mother — both Americans living in Upper Canada — and her father's and brother's allegiance to General Brock and the King. But the night of the Battle of Queenston Heights, Susanna's main concern is for survival.

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In the summer of 1812, as rumours of a looming war become a reality, Susanna, her mother and sister are surviving as best they can while the men are fighting. As news of various battles reaches them, Susanna becomes even more concerned for the safety and well-being of her beloved brother and father. She is also torn between the loyalti...

KIT PEARSON is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian children's author. Her books include A Handful of Time; the Guests of War trilogy; The Daring Game; Awake and Dreaming; and A Perfect Gentle Knight (shortlisted for the Red Maple Award), as well as a Dear Canada book. Visit her online at www.kitpearson.com.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 7.65 × 5.54 × 0.84 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439988365

ISBN - 13:9780439988360

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whispers of war Good book tells us what war was like back then and imagen canada like this thats why canada is free life was harsh back then.and try t compar it thanks to evrbody who made this book
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Again, its been a while since I last read this but it was very good. Its one of the more informative Dear Canada books and you can really tell that the author took the time to research everything.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting This was a very good book. It was one of the better ones of the series. A really good book.
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Its was Ok... not my favorite The book started off as good, but then it got alittle slow. The story didnt flow together. I got confused half way through the book, because the characters would move to another place. I didnt find it as good as the other Dear Canada books.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-Read Book! This was the best book of the series I have read. It taught me alot, especially since my family is into alot of history. It felt like I was the character and the war felt real. It is definitly a must read book.
Date published: 2005-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the serises This was one of the best books i have read from the dear canada serises. You can tell this author took a lot of time finding out info and i learned about Fort Geoge and the battle of Queenston and remeber it all. I sujust you go and buy this book today.
Date published: 2005-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Susanna This book rules i like how she becomes i boy.I recomened you read it
Date published: 2003-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dear Canada It is such a great book!!!! Any one who see's the reviews has to read it. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It's a great story about a brave person who lived long ago. You must find time to read the book! GO OUT AND BUY IT!!!!!
Date published: 2003-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it Over and Over Again i loved this book a lot. the only time i put it down was when i went 2 school or 2 the bathroom. it was full of excitment and taught me a lot about my history. i tried reading another book from this series but i just found that this was the best one. the author did a really good job of capturing the readers attention while bringing in new and exciting details, characters, or problems. i found that this book was not diffucult 2 read at all. i wish the end was a little different but overall it was an excellent book and i really enjoyed taking the time 2 read it!!!!!
Date published: 2003-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear, Canada this book is the best! it has excitment and drama... it's even better because it is based on a real live girl who had experience in a war. this book is interesting to read for all ages because the reader knows how people felt about the war. Whispers of the War is also a educational book because it teaches people how they felt in different views. i hope this book will become famous. it has good value to the reader and the author.
Date published: 2003-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMASING!! I read the Dear Canada and the Dear America novels often. But when I found out my favorite author, Kit Pearson, wrote one I knew I had to have it! Susana Merrit has always listend to her parents talk abiut war. Her two uncles were killed at war. Now through her brother and father she learns that war is coming, most likely. This diary of ficton touched me. Susana does things unimaginable, and it teaches her of love, hope, but mostly of life and how to live it.
Date published: 2002-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Excellent Book by Kit Pearson Two words: Love it!!!!! It is yet another great turnout by Kit Pearson. If you're a Kit Pearson fan (like moi), read it, if you like history, read it, or if you want a good book READ IT!
Date published: 2002-11-24

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"People who enjoy history will be fascinated, those who enjoy adventure will be glued to the pages, and readers who enjoy realistic fiction will meet a new friend." (Brand New Planet)