Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada by Lisa DalrympleFierce: Women who Shaped Canada by Lisa Dalrymple

Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada

byLisa DalrympleIllustratorWillow Dawson

Hardcover | January 29, 2019

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Discover the untold stories of the fierce women who shaped Canada's legacy!

Celebrate the accomplishments and heroics of the overlooked heroes of Canadian history, with inspiring tales of tenwomen who were integral to our national legacy, and whose stories have not been told . . . until now!

Often relegated to the sidelines of history, the women highlighted in this book were performed feats that most people would never even dream of. You may not know their names now, but after reading their stories, you won’t soon forget them.

It’s time to hear the stories of Marguerite de la Roque, Ttha’naltther, Catherine Schubert, Charlotte Small, Alice Freeman (AKA Faith Fenton), Lucile Hunter, Ada Annie Jordan (AKA Cougar Annie), Victoria Cheung, Mona Parsons, and Joan Bamford Fletcher!

Author Lisa Dalrymple’s riveting writing, combined with rigorous research, makes Fierce: Women Who Shaped Canada as eye-opening as it is thrilling to read!

LISA DALRYMPLE is the author of the picture books A Moose Goes A-Mummering and Skink on the Brink, winner of the 2014 Crystal Kite Award. She lives in Fergus, Ontario, with her husband and their three children. Visit her online at Dawson graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design Illustration prog...
Title:Fierce: Women who Shaped CanadaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8.68 × 5.52 × 0.43 inPublished:January 29, 2019Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443175102

ISBN - 13:9781443175104


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fierce Read! Fierce is a terrific book that shines a light on ten women from Canada’s history that have faced incredible challenges and done amazing things, but whose stories are largely unknown. Women like Marguerite de La Rocque, who survived for years on a deserted island of the coast of Newfoundland with only her guns and hungry bears for company, and Ttha’naltther, who led a perilous journey across the far north to argue for peace between her Dene people and the Cree. Fierce provides a cross section of women from different time periods and does a good job of reflecting Canada’s regional and cultural diversity. The book is well written in a narrative non-fiction style that brings each woman’s story to life in a way that young readers can relate to, not as a tired collection of facts and dates. Middle grade readers will engage with the women and their feats of courage and determination, while teachers and older readers will appreciate the historical detail and research that has been woven in to provide a richness of context and historical detail. We need more books like this to get us thinking about the fierce women who have shaped, and continue to shape, our national story!
Date published: 2019-01-28