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Young Flora is happy to leave the orphanage behind and join her aunt and uncle even though it means working at a textile mill where there is the constant threat of being injured or going deaf She writes about her feelings in her diary addressing her father and mother who died when she was five Then her uncle loses several fingers at the weaving machine leaving him unable to work and money is very tight Can Flora help her aunt and uncle survive?


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    Truth be told I have indeed been rather pleasantly and happily surprised by Sarah Ellis' Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford and have most certainly found Flora Rutherford both a delightfully observant and likably engaging fictional diarist with a personable narrative voice that feels absolutely authentic with regard to how an eleven to twelve year old girl would generally tend to think and write not to mention that the historical time and place thematics and contents of Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford also present themselves as very much realistic and authentic and that therefore author Sarah Ellis has definitely and in my humble opinion penned a both interestingly engaging and naturally also at times rather saddening thought provoking and even heartbreaking account of what life for a working class family could and often would be like for adults as well as for labouring children in late 19th century Ontario and of course also than likely elsewhere But even importantly for my own and personal reading pleasure while Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford certainly does feature much pain and heartbreak and clearly demonstrates how difficult and dangerous working conditions could often be and that if one ended up severely injured like Flora's Uncle James there was often not much if any support either given or even readily available Flora's diary is also not just a total sob fest of one tragedy after another but rather a delightfully and happily balanced combination of both the sweet and the bitter of both joy and sadness so that Flora and her aunt and uncle's life is not just depicted as being primarily and only a vale of tears and sadness but that nevertheless the dangers and the harsh working conditions of the textile mills are clearly depicted and shown within the pages of Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford within Flora Rutherford's fictional diary entries and which is also kind of why I do feel that the book title is actually and in fact a trifle too relentlessly negative as Flora's journal certainly feels much much than being simply about toil and tears Highly recommended as an engagingly delightful and educational instalment of the Dear Canada series Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford has indeed been a solid four star reading experience for me And yes my only reasons for not ranking Days of Toil and Tears The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford with five stars is that for one and as already mentioned above I do find the book title just wee bit overly negative in tone with regard to what Sarah Ellis' actual printed words with regard to what Flora Rutherford's diary entries in fact do feature toiling and tears definitely but indeed also not only this and for two that like with all of the Dear Canada books I do miss the inclusion of a bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the non fiction supplemental historical details and documents section