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The first Dear Canada featuring a First Nations diarist The Death of My Country is set at a pivotal point in Canada's history the war between Britain and France for control of New France Geneviève Aubuchon is born into an Abenaki tribe but is orphaned when another tribe destroys her village She and her brother are taken to a convent in QuébecWhile Geneviève gradually adapts to her new life with the sisters her older brother runs away to rejoin the Abenaki Geneviève fears for his life when he joins the First Nations allies who are helping defend Québec against the British siege of the city and the attack on the Plains of Abraham Author Maxine Trottier frequently participates in historical re enactments Her hobby has provided her with an opportunity to research and experience this key time in Canada's history

10 thoughts on “The Death of My Country The Plains of Abraham Diary of Geneviève Aubuchon Dear Canada

  1. says:

    This one really captures what a devastating defeat the battle of the Plains of Abraham was; the irreparable injury to the spirit of being conquered

  2. says:

    When Genevieve was about five years old she and her older brother Chegual were the sole survivors of a raid on their Abenaki village They were rescued and brought to Quebec where they were taken in by a childless couple the apothecary and his wife Not long after the apothecary died but his wife Madame Claire continued to raise the children Genevieve eventually became French than Abenaki following her education by the nuns but her brother never adjusted and eventually left Now Genevieve is twelve and the year is 1759 She continues to live in Quebec with her adoptive mother Madame Claire A war rages between France and England over control of some of the North American colonies and Genevieve finds her peaceful life changing in many ways when the city of Quebec is put under siege by the British Her brother returns to the city with his best friend only for them to go off to battle to defend Quebec with other Indian allies This was one of the best books in the Dear Canada series I loved the characters as well as the historical setting Although it was very sad at times it was also hopeful Genevieve was an interesting character part French part Abenaki but fully neither She was able to give a unique view of the French and Indian War I'd definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoyed other Dear Canada books

  3. says:

    This journal centers around likeable and unexpected hero Genevieve When she was only five years old she and her older brother Cheguel were orphaned when the Abenaki village was destroyed in a fire Now about twelve or thirteen years old she now lives with loving foster mother Madame Claire Aubuchon For the first few months of writing in her diary Genevieve spends her days happily with her family Cheguel his friend Eteinne and at the local convent But with the ongoing war with the English over who owns Canada Genevieve is fearful for her brother Finally when the English do attack at the Plains of Abraham she must stay hopeful in the months afterword It becomes of a challenge when a wounded Scottish soldier is stationed in their home Finally Genevieve comes to the conclusion that she must put the past behind her and enjoy her new lifeI especially enjoyed this book because of the character and because it went into detail about the battle both in the journal and the historical note What the author could have improved was to make the story exciting at the beginning to draw the reader in I found it a little slow going in the first twenty pages All in all it is a great story and I definitely recommend it

  4. says:

    This book was so interesting The main character is a Native American living with a French woman who adopted her The relationship between the main character and her adoptive mother is something that is not seen very often in the world especially in the 1700's The plight of the French Canadian people throughout this novel and the battles of the French and Indian War is something that is eye opening to read The characters in this book lost their homes lost their lives and had to surrender to a government they did not want to be a part of I also enjoyed how even though the Scottish people fought for the British military that they still did not feel right about it and were forced to do to the Canadian people what the British did to their people not long ago This is something not many people actually know when learning about the French and Indian War I think this novel was really well written and was extremely historically accurate The author herself does reenactments from this time in history which obviously helped in the writing of this novel Cannot wait to start the next book

  5. says:

    This is a book in the Dear Canada series and I have enjoyed all of the books that I've read in the series thus far including this one I was born and spent all of my youth in the province of Quebec and have visited Quebec City numerous times so this book told from the perspective of a young Abenaki girl raised by the French gave me a very interesting look at the civilian life in the lead up to the battle on the Plains of Abraham This was a pivotal point in our history and I felt the author did an excellent job in telling the story through diary entries I particularly appreciated that it was told from the perspective of a First Nations girl even though she was quite well assimilated into the French culture Coming from Quebec I had no issues with the French interspersed throughout the story There was an index at the back which might be useful at the front for some readers Books like this really help to make history come alive

  6. says:

    I believe I enjoyed this one I liked that it was coming from a First Nations narrator which was different than other books in the series My only problems are that some of the Dear Canada books had French words and phrases in them and while they were sometimes translated other times all they gave you was an index in the back of the book that you had to flip to so it ruined the flow of your reading All the Dear Canada books are worth reading though

  7. says:

    The Death of My Country is another book from the Dear Canada series following the story of Genevieve Aubuchon an Abanaki who was adopted by a french woman Madame Claire The story takes place in Quebec New France and includes the battle at the Plains of Abraham and focuses on Genevieve and how she deals with the war

  8. says:

    The ending was a bit abrupt but overall the story flowed well There were some French words that I felt like were unnecessarily put in italics and added to the glossary as they were ones that are used in English The historical note states that the Abenaki are not recognized as a tribe in the United States and while that is largely the case they have made progress in Vermont

  9. says:

    A favourite of mine The Death of My Country is a book that doesn't lag and the author has written the story in a way that flows and leaves the reader wanting I'd definitely recommend this book to someone interested in learning about Canada's history but who doesn't want to read straight facts

  10. says:

    Bland I didn't really find it that great