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Laura Secord: A Story of Courage

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The war between Great Britain and the United States was a bitter one. For two years, from the summer of 1812 to the winter of 1814, fierce and bloody battles were fought.

Laura Secord never thought of herself as brave. She was gentle, shy, and soft-spoken. But she was brave. When American officers took over her home, demanding food, she heard them boasting about a plan that
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Tundra Books (first published September 11th 2001)
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Alamoliz
Jun 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The bravery of a mother / wife living in a war zone, in the early 1800s in Canada. Mothers and wives are the same worldwide: they protect those they love, and are willing to risk their own lives to do that.
Nicola Mansfield
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: Janet Lunn is one of the best children's Canadian history/historical fiction writers and I always enjoy her work. I also have had an interest in Laura Secord since I was a child which has only grown since we now live in her stomping grounds and visit her house-turned-museum once a year.

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. Though the entire book focuses on this p
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Dawn
This is a picture book about Canadian hero Laura Secord and her walk to warn FitzGibbon and his men of the attack she had overheard some American soldiers discussing.
In a similar writing style to her Story of Canada Janet Lunn has succinctly told the story. However she is so sparing in her words that the story failed to come to life for me. Although the book is effective in the telling of the history, it failed to move me on an emotional level. With such an exciting story line to work with I wo
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Pam
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We picked this one up on vacation in Canada near Niagra Falls this summer. The people we met at Secord's museum were not surprised that we Americans had never heard of her...apparently our history lessons lack the Canadian perspective. I love having a book as a souvenir...and it reminds our family how different the Canadian perspective is on the War of 1812. Love reading about a strong woman named Laura who bravely helped her country back then. Also, this book would make a great resource for a c ...more
Paige Lofton
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book. I love to read books about women who had important roles and who were brave. We don't hear about women being brave very often. Usually we hear of men who were brave but people seem to forget about how women can be just as brave. The author did a good job telling the story of Laura's bravery and it was very interesting.
Rita Bailey
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When American troops commandeer her home during the War of 1812, Laura Secord overhears them planning a surprise attack on Lieutenant Fitzgibbon's troops. Some one must warn them. With her husband injured, and her brother too sick to make the journey, it is left to Laura to make the eighteen-mile trek to Fitzgibbon's headquarters.

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Janet was born Janet Louise Swoboda on December 28, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A, moved to Vermont when she was two and lived there until she was ten when the family moved to the outskirts of New York City. She came to Canada in 1946 to go to Notre Dame College in Ottawa and then to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. There she met and married Richard Lunn, a fellow student. She has lived in ...more
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