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Racing Home

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Erik never wanted to leave his grandfather's farm, and the memory of his dead father, in Norway. But in Canada his family can have their own farm, so Erik, his mother, and his older sister Elsa journey to the Canadian west with Rolf, their mother's new husband, Rolf. Rolf is a hard man to talk to and even harder to get to know. And he's keeping a secret from his new family ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Coteau Books
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Apr 20, 2015 Erin rated it it was amazing
Riding Home, Adele Dueck
Historical fiction
The book, Riding Home by Adele Dueck is a historical fiction book about a young Norwegian boy and his mother and sister and his stepfather and their lives after moving to america and moving to green valley in saskatchewan. Erik didn't want to move to America, he was content on his grandfather's farm in Norway, but when his mother marries Rolf Hanson he promises they will have a better life in america where they can farm, so they go.
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Oct 09, 2012 Phoebe Taregtt rated it liked it
Imagine you're 12 years old in 1908, your name is Eric and you find out that a man named Rolf who your mother decided to marry causing him to be your stepfather is going to move your family to a foreign country. " I am old enough to support my family" is what you think.but the worst part is when he decided to move the family to Canada in search of his brother Lars and a affordable farm in the developing country sides”- quote from eric in book. Will Eric forgive Rolf and accept him as his father? ...more
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Sep 22, 2012 Phoebe Targett rated it it was ok
personally i found that there was not very much happening, that it was dragged on. i would have liked more description in with the characters. but it had a good development and i like the idea of how the ending rounded up the whole book an dhow it shows the passing of time by the actions in the story.
Nov 13, 2012 Monika rated it liked it

This is a good book to learn about how some of the first immigrant prairie settlers lived and to get an idea of how hard their lives were. Interesting story. The author did a good job of developing the main character so that you felt you were in his shoes.
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Mar 14, 2012 Rachel Seigel rated it liked it
An interesting depiction of what life would have been like for early settlers on the Canadian Prairies. The author manages to avoid being too informational, and creates a decent story that will engage readers. Suitable for grades 4-6.

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Adele Dueck's books for children include Nettie’s Journey, from Coteau's "From Many Peoples" series, and Anywhere But Here, which was a finalist for the Young Readers' Choice Awards in Ontario and Manitoba. Her fiction has appeared in several children's anthologies, while her magazine articles – often about the humorous side of rural living – have been published in Western People, Farm Woman, Grai ...more
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