Full Steam to Canada

Full Steam to Canada

A Barr Colony Adventure

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the Bolton family as they travel the ocean in an emigrant-filled ship then journey by train to the Barr Colony in Canada.

Orca Book Publishers
Dorothy Bolton and her family are making ends meet in Britain in 1903, but the growing number of stories about vast expanses of fertile, free land have caught the eye of her father and her brother. Her father dreams to have a farm of his own. When young Frank loses his clerk job to a returning Boer War veteran, the Boltons' last good reason for staying where they are is gone with it. They follow the lead of Reverend Isaac Barr, whose stated mission it is to create an exclusively British colony in the new world. In lively language and crystal-clear detail, Anne Patton recreates the Boltons' farewell to friends and family, their journey across the Atlantic in a ship packed with other emigrants on the Barr Colony mission and their journey by train from the Maritimes to the Canadian prairie. Based on interviews with the original Dorothy Bolton, Full Steam to Canada is a novel, but it absolutely is a true story.
Young Dorothy Bolton and her family cross the Atlantic ocean by steamship, and half the continent by train to reach their new home in the Barr Colony.

Publisher: Regina : Coteau Books for Kids, c2011
ISBN: 9781550504576
Branch Call Number: PB J FIC PAT
Characteristics: 175 p. :,ill., map ;,20 cm.

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