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Fiddles And Spoons: Journey Of An Acadian Mouse
by Lila Hope-Simpson (Goodreads Author)
"It was fiddle night in the Dubois household, and under the floor-boards, the mice were squeaking with excitement " Fiddles & Spoons: Journey of an Acadian Mouse has been warmly received by parents, educators, and children. This charming tale of a loyal mouse family takes place under the floorboards of the Dubois family's lively household in the year 1755. The Acadian ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published March 28th 2005 by MPR Communications
(first published March 2005)
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This is a great book for helping to introduce the story of the Acadian Deportation to children. It is told in a way that children can follow fairly well and it did have the impact of the emotions felt by this historic event on my five-year-old (who felt that the women and children being alone on a boat together and cold was very sad and scary).
Lovely story that explains the dreadful Acadian deportation of the past to children while still recognizing the joys of their present day heritage. While this is considered Canadian history, it pertains to the U.S. too, since the Acadians are throughout the U.S. today as Cajuns in Louisiana, Franco-American in New England, etc.
The author of Fiddles & Spoons: Journey of an Acadian Mouse (Nimbus Publishing, NS 2012), Lila was awarded the Marianna Dempster Award for Children’s Literature from the Canadian Author’s Association.
She received the Best Specialty Column Award by the Atlantic Newspaper Association for her Positive Parenting columns, which were compiled in a book, “The Clothesline Collection”.
Lila is the autho ...more