Artic Book List For Kids

Living Books Canada and the Arctic

Calico Bush – Rachel Field
This heartwarming and enthralling Newbery Honor Book tells the story of a young French girl who is left orphaned and alone shortly after her family arrives in the New World and her efforts to fit into the family that took her on as a maid. Courageous and suspenseful. Ages 10 — 18 yrs

Madeleine Takes Command – Ethel Brill
Madeleine, a teenage girl, mounts a courageous defense of her Canadian fort when the Mohawk Indians attack. A story of a
courageous girl in frontier Canada. A Bethlehem book. Ages 10- 18 yrs

Mystery in the Frozen Lands – Martyn Godfrey
The search for the answer to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his expedition which had disappeared without trace 12 years earlier while trying to negotiate a possible North-West passage across the top of Canada. 14 year old Peter Griffin is with the crew searching for answers. A gripping true story. Ages 9 — 15 yrs

The Wanigan – Gloria Whelan
Annabel Lee and her mother are living and working on a small floating cook shack while her father and other loggers move their timber down the river to the mills at Lake Huron. The Canadian logging camps of life in the 1870’s makes a vivid backdrop for adventure. Large print chapter book. Ages 6 – 10 yrs

Never Cry Wolf – Farley Mowat
A classic of nature writing. The amazing, true story of life among Arctic wolves. Written with grace and skill. Ages 10 – 17 yrs

The Broken Blade – William Durbin
Thirteen year old Pierre enlists as a voyageur to paddle a canoe 2400 miles to have money for his family to survive the harsh Canadian winter. It is a tough trip, but one he must endure. Ages 10 – 16 yrs.

Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
Orphaned Anne Shirley has no idea what to expect when she comes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. But they, and everyone else on Prince Edward Island, soon come to love her irrepressible personality and imagination. Ages 11 yrs – adult

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