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Through Flood & Fire

by Anne Patton

Through Flood & Fire

Based on a true story, the sequel to Full Steam to Canada follows Dorothy Bolton as she discovers the true strength of community as a settler on the plains.

Dorothy's father has always dreamed of having his own farm. So, with the help of Dorothy, her family, and a community that comes together despite their different backgrounds, the Boltons set out with their wagons, horses, dogs, and belongings, to create a life for themselves on the vast prairie landscape.

After travelling thousands of miles, Dorothy and her familyhave arrived in Canada, and are adjusting to their new lives on the prairies. Things are different than they were in England – even the small things like food and water have to be worked for – but Dorothy is excited for the adventure they've started. 

However, the Barr Colonists who arrived with Dorothy and her family are getting restless. Lack of food and other resources have caused many families to fall ill and go hungry, and the prairie and its weather are unforgiving. Fire and floods consume homes and supplies, and many promises made to the Colonists before leaving England have proven false. Will this colony of settlers have what it takes to put down lasting roots in this strange new world?


5.5" x 7.25" 216 pages
$9.95 CDN; $9.95 USD
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Juvenile Novel Fiction Tradepaper 10+
Anne Patton
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About the Author

Anne Patton's books for children include Fiddle Dancer and Dancing in My Bones – books that explore Metis culture through the world of dance – and the Tyler collection for Scholastic Education.

Fiddle Dancer was nominated for a Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, while Dancing in My Bones was the recipient of the 2010 Moonbeam Spirit Award. Full Steam to Canada is the winner of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild John V Hicks Unpublished Long Manuscript Award.

Born in Ontario, Anne taught elementary school in Regina for many years, before retirement launched her into a career as a prolific children's author. She now makes her home in Victoria, British Columbia.


Moonbeam Award Winner – Pre-teen Fiction Historical/Cultural Category

Finalist, Chocolate Lily Award

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