The Kings Daughter

Paperback | November 1, 1994

bySuzanne Martel

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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz AwardJeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.

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-- A historical novel that realistically depicts life in 17th-century Quebec from the point of view of a French teenagerThe year is 1672. Eighteen-year-old Jeanne Chatel, the heroine of the story, has just been chosen as a "king's daughter", one of the hundreds of young women sent to the wilderness of North America by the French govern...

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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz AwardJeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper...

Suzanne Martel was born in Quebec City and educated in an Ursuline convent. She and her sister, Monique Corriveau, spent their childhood making up stories about a vast and adventurous family that lived in New France. These stories became the source of Suzanne's adult writing as well as that of her sister, who was also a noted Quebecois...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.63 × 5.63 × 0.63 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888992181

ISBN - 13:9780888992185

Appropriate for ages: 10

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-- A historical novel that realistically depicts life in 17th-century Quebec from the point of view of a French teenagerThe year is 1672. Eighteen-year-old Jeanne Chatel, the heroine of the story, has just been chosen as a "king's daughter", one of the hundreds of young women sent to the wilderness of North America by the French government to become the brides of farmers, soldiers, and trappers.Orphaned at age ten, Jeanne has been raised in a convent. But with her independent spirit, she doesn't hesitate when she's given the chance to go to New France, as Quebec was then known. Her vivid imagination conjures up a brilliant new life full of romance and adventure.Upon arrival in New France, however, Jeanne discovers that she must put aside her romantic dreams. Her husband is not a dashing young military officer, but a proud, silent trapper who lives with his two small children in a remote cabin -- a man whose beloved first wife was killed by the Iroquois. Jeanne must draw on all her courage and imagination to adjust to this backwoods life and respond to the

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"I predict a resounding success for The King's Daughter...the kind of historical adventure that dashes along at a breakneck speed perfectly calculated to the impatience of plot-hungry youngsters..." - Michele Landsberg