The road to Beaver Dam was thick with American soldiers, so the women determined to take an indirect route that stretched through 32 kilometres of dirt roads and foot paths that, in several places, were swampy and mosquito infested. Laura Secord died at Chippawa on October 17, 1868 at the age of 93. After overhearing secrets of the American army, Laura races through the countryside in the excessive heat to warn the British-Canadian forces of a surprise attack. Secord Homestead in Queenston , Ontario. But Laura was brave, and Janet Lunn tells her compelling story. I love having a book as a souvenir. Love reading about a strong woman named Laura who bravely helped her country back then.
She was lucky - a tree had fallen across it like a bridge. When I was in my teens and living far from that beloved home, I began writing stories with the sound of that tree still singing in my head. Lead photo: Library and Archives of Canada Do you have something to share? Laura Secord's dreadful journey has been long celebrated in story. In her historical note, Trottier mentions the folklore of Laura's carrying a milking pail and leading her cow along the road as a cover for the beginning of her journey. In all three, Laura is celebrated for her strength of character and purpose throughout her 1813 cross-country trudge to deliver her message. Her writing is perfectly complemented by Maxwell Newhouse's delightful naive paintings. Her lack of tolerance for foolish people is softened by her generosity; her unfulfilled longing for her girlhood friend Red Fitzgibbon in disguise is made more pure by her loyalty to her husband.
The homestead was modest and unassuming. In the United States, it is known as Fanny Farmer Candy Stores. But Laura was brave, and Janet Lunn tells her compelling story. It fell to the gentle Laura to make the grueling trip that would alert FitzGibbon of the impending danger. Thomas named the new settlement Oxford-on-the-Thames. It is located just off the Niagara Parkway, a short distance from the scenic Bruce Trail.
I love to read books about women who had important roles and who were brave. About the Author Janet Lunn is one of the most admired writers for children. The Secords left Queenston in 1835 when James became a customs officer at the Port of Chippawa. The British Lieutenant FitzGibbon must be informed. Within days, FitzGibbon and his forces ambushed the Americans and they surrendered. The low-hanging branches scratched their hands and faces and, before they were halfway to Shipman's Corners, the steady croaking of the frogs and the infuriating hum of the mosquitoes were making them half frantic - and they were covered with bites. The aboriginals escorted her to the British outpost where she delivered her message to Lieutenant FitzGibbon.
She walked through the woods until she reached a Native encampment on the Twelve Mile Creek. The navy disregarded American citizenship papers, claiming that the men were still subjects of the British Empire. A love story, with war, passion, humanity; it is a dynamic and fascinating story that demonstrates the implacable resolve of women in that period. At each snap of a twig she feared that something hungry would leap out at her. With such an exciting story line to work with I would have liked to be emotionally invested in Laura's success. I liked Laura despite the fact When Laura Secord's husband is injured in the War of 1812 fighting against the Americans his war service ends. Some one must warn them.
She has lived in Janet was born Janet Louise Swoboda on December 28, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, U. Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. One day in the spring of 1813, American officers took over the Secord home, demanding food. Laura Secord never thought of herself as brave. There she met and married Richard Lunn, a fellow student. Laura's husband, James, would have gladly warned the British, but he had been badly injured. Even before I could read I was dreaming up stories.
This telling, along with the epilogue, places Laura's journey more firmly in the context of Canadian history. The couple lived in Queenston and Laura gave birth to seven children, six daughters and a son named Charles Badeau Secord 1809-1872. The American political leaders were sure they would win the war. I read about Laura Secord as a brief mention in historical notes in other novels. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Lunn's epilogue presents further information about the immediate Secord family and the monuments in Ontario commemorating Laura and her courageous journey.
A round of applause for the latest Laura, by Janet Lunn, which gives readers an excellent story and the broadest appreciation for the time period. Laura herself said years later, that considering her advanced age at the time of the now infamous journey, she is amazed that she accomplished it. In the evening, Laura arrived hungry and exhausted at a Native camp and persuaded the chief to take her to British headquarters. For the first time since leaving her home, she ventured into an open meadow only to find her self entering a First Nations encampment. Next year there will be a re-enactment of Laura's historic trek to mark the 200th anniversary of the event on Saturday, June 22, 2013. It is not the portrait of the young Laura Secord that appears on the boxes and wrappers of the chocolate company that bears her name.
A short book that nonetheless is very well-written and detailed concerning Laura's famed trek to warn the British troops of the planned American attack. When the soldiers demanded food, Laura led them to the kitchen and preparations were made by two servants. We picked this one up on vacation in Canada near Niagra Falls this summer. She came to Canada in 1946 to go to Notre Dame College in Ottawa and then to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. At dawn the next day, Laura began her 32-kilometre journey, which would require 18 hours. Davids to visit her half brother, Charles, who lay sick with fever at the home of his future in laws. Connie Brummel Crook's Laura Secord's Brave Walk keeps fairly true to the historical record, although no mention is made of her niece Elizabeth's attempt to accompany her on the difficult trek.