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Winter of Peril: The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge
Markham, Ontario: Scholastic Canada, 2005. 218 p.
Ages 9 to 12
Presented as a diary, Winter of Peril: The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge is the account of a young British girl's introduction to a new and severe maritime frontier.
Sophie writes in earnest about her family's new beginnings, about the land and about how a tiny group of English and Irish settlers make it their home.
Written in the first person, the text puts the reader right in the moment of the action. The novel moves beyond history and deals with social issues such as prejudice and abuse.
Winter of Peril is part of the historical Dear Canada series, which explores pre- and post-Confederation Canada.