Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario…

by Jean Little

Scholastic Canada Ltd | September 1, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Fee uses her diary to record all of her fears when the Spanish Flu rages through Toronto. It comforts her when she almost loses her twin sister, and when it actually takes their older sister Jemma.

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Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443124028

ISBN - 13: 9781443124027

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwrenching Jean Little's contributions to this series are exceptional and "If I Die Before I Wake" is no different. Little portrays life in 1918 Toronto vividly. The Spanish Flu Pandemic is, of course, the main theme but various other topics are also explored: the last year of WWI, Armistice Day, class distinctions, women doctors and the growing changes in women's freedom. General everyday life is explored deeply showing the great conveniences now available since the parent/grandparent's Victorian days and the hardships the reader will notice compared with modern day's easy use of technology. Fiona introduces us to her unique family consisting of multiple twins, widowed father and Aunt caretaker bringing great character development and a charming, lovely household that we grieve with when the obvious death(s) occur(s). I was surprised though because I thought clues were being given that a certain character would be the one who perished and I, thankfully!, was wrong. The book is better given to the older age range of this series (8-12) due to the amount of death and descriptions of the disease. The ending is satisfying enough but the usual epilogue which tells what happened to the characters after the book was unusually depressing. Also includes some good photographs at the end, though more seem to be from Alberta & Manitoba than Toronto, where the book is set.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING Jean Little is my fave author and I have only read her dear Canada books to make her mine also. She is the best and every girl (in my class) and 2 boys loved this book. (I made them read it)
Date published: 2007-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was amazing! Jean Little is my favourite Authur, and only because of her three Dear Canada books. She showed me how horrid the Flu epidemic was. It shows you what some one your age had to go through. It will engage you sense it is a diary. I for one just L-O-V-E-D-!!!! THIS BOOK.
Date published: 2007-04-12

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Kobo eBookDear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario, 1918

Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario…

by Jean Little

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443124028

ISBN - 13: 9781443124027

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Fee uses her diary to record all of her fears when the Spanish Flu rages through Toronto. It comforts her when she almost loses her twin sister, and when it actually takes their older sister Jemma.