Beyond the Gathering Storm (Canadian West Book #5)


Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441203502
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Henry--a Canadian Mountie like his father--struggles between the call of duty and the call of his heart. When he informs a young logger's wife of her husband's death, the memory of that loss haunts him for years. Assigned to a new beat five years later, he rediscovers Amber and gains her trust...and eventually her heart.

Wings of Healing (Guardians of the North Book #5)


Author: Alan Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441263047
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Thrilling Historical Fiction Set in the Canadian Rockies Invisible, random, and deadly: the newest threat to the people of Fort Macleod might be the most dangerous enemy yet. Set amid the formation of the North-West Mounted Police and among the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Wings of Healing is your ticket to adventure, romance, and inspiration. When a flu epidemic strikes the town of Fort Macleod, the local doctor is one of the first to die. In a matter of days the epidemic has spread, threatening even the Blackfoot tribe where Reena O'Donnell serves as a missionary. After Hunter Stone arrests one of the Indian braves for horse thievery, the already volatile situation threatens to become worse. Despite the influenza epidemic, Reena refuses to leave her ministrations and Hunter must step in to keep in to keep the peace while at the same time dealing with Reena's fears and objections.

A Rancher's Christmas (Mills & Boon American Romance) (Saddlers Prairie, Book 5)


Author: Ann Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472013646
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Gina Arnett came home to Saddler’s Prairie to say goodbye to her uncle and sell the family ranch she’s just inherited. Her focus is on getting back to Chicago and her high-powered job.

They Called Her Mrs. Doc. (Women of the West Book #5)


Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 158558729X
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Eastern socialite Cassandra Dell Winston was willing to travel to the ends of the earth to be with her husband, Dr. Samuel Smith. But it was still a shock when Sam took her west to a rustic frontier town--the place where They Called Her Mrs. Doc.

Bittersweet Bliss (Saskatchewan Saga Book #5)

A Novel
Author: Ruth Glover
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441239367
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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In Bittersweet Bliss, Ruth Glover acquaints readers with two mesmerizing characters and the high emotional stakes on their journeys to find peace and joy. To her fellow townsfolk, Ellie Bonney seems to lead a contented and productive life, keeping house for her father. She is a devoted daughter, loyal friend, and-for the last nine years-steady companion to her patient suitor, Tom. But beneath the surface, Ellie's spirit seethes with an unresolved memory, a secret she wrestles with day and night. Schoolteacher Birdie Wharton has secrets of her own, having fled to the bush from a painful past. In truth, the eserved Birdie longs for love, but who would know this? When a secret admirer begins to send her letters, intrigue sparks Birdie's predictable life. Glover's popular Saskatchewan Saga introduces fiction fans to a warmly-wrought cast of hardy pioneers in the wild parklands of Canada. With her gift for concocting a memorable story, Glover once again keeps readers glued to the pages with this fifth installment of dramas unfolding in Bliss, Saskatchewan.

Big Spring - The Casual Biography of Prairie Town


Author: Shine Philips
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781406755015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

A Town Called Ruby Prairie


Author: Annette Smith
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802480002
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Mitford meets Mayberry in the first book of the Coming Home to Ruby Prairie series. In the small town of Ruby Prairie, Texas, even the most blessed of plans can go amazingly awry. A Town Called Ruby Prairie tells the story of newly widowed Charlotte Carter, who moves to town with plans to open a foster home for troubled girls. Fiercely independent and determined to succeed on her own, Charlotte soon learns that caring for six teens is much more challenging than she expected. One crisis follows another until the quirky, good-hearted people of Ruby Prairie rally their support to keep the home open. This humorous and inspirational story celebrates the joys found in the simple things of life - faith, friends, family, and community.

Dundurn Railroad 5-Book Bundle

In Search of the Grand Trunk / Rails Across the Prairies / Rails Across Ontario / The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore / Rails to the Atlantic
Author: Ron Brown
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459733037
Category: Transportation
Page: 1040
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Ron Brown is Canada’s leading literary authority on the history of Canada’s railways, particularly those now-lost branches from the golden age of steam that once ran like veins and arteries throughout the country. This special five-book bundle collects several of his titles, including: In Search of the Grand Trunk, which takes a close look at Ontario’s railway heritage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the poignant The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, an examination of the railroad’s impact on communities — when it leaves town; and Rails Across Ontario, Rails Across the Prairies, and the new Rails to the Atlantic, which trace the development of rail across the country and its economic and social impact. Brown’s books are entertaining but also meticulously researched. This bundle is a treasure trove for the railway enthusiast. Includes: In Search of the Grand Trunk Rails Across the Prairies Rails Across Ontario The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Rails to the Atlantic

Where the Best Began

Stories of a Boy on the American Prairie
Author: L. D. Bergsgaard
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457510340
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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It's true, what many say. Time and age have a way of rounding off the edges and making jagged pieces of the past seem clear and smooth and bright. But for those of us growing up in the small prairie town of Mandan, North Dakota, in the 1950s, those truly were times when every day was an adventure, every neighbor was a story, and everyone belonged somewhere because we were all connected and trusted others to know that. Young Moose knows it's going to be an unusual year when his new teacher looks like a goat and is even ornerier, a neighborhood posse is hot on the trail of a felon, and the ancient ghosts are dancing in the light of a full moon. His days are full of trials including the cancelling of Christmas, tittering on the brink of flunking a grade, and losing his position as catcher on the baseball team. It's also a time of runaway horses and bucking pigs, a quest for the truth of the birds and the bees, and of taking a giant step towards manhood. Come follow Moose and his friends; an Indian Shaman, a Gypsy King, and a mystical boy named Mickey as they travel through the adventures. Kirkus Review states: "Bergsgaard opens his book with a clear objective: 'I wrote this collection of short stories from a ten-year-old boy's eyes with the interpretation of a sixty year old man.' Through dozens of short sketches, the author sustains a childlike perception of a beguiling but bewildering adult reality...(appealing to) readers nostalgic for a time of childhood innocence in the rural American lifestyle of the 1950s. Bergsgaard's writing is suggestive of an oral storyteller with impeccable timing and taste; his language reflects the great American vernacular at its most lean and direct. ...these are emotionally engaging episodes of childhood that evoke the odyssey of a 20th-century Huck Finn." L.D. Bergsgaard spent his boyhood years in Mandan, North Dakota, a town steeped in the history of General George Custer and which declares itself as Where the West Begins. L.D. and the neighborhood gang, before that was a dangerous noun, spent unfettered days of play and exploration, not only of their small world but of each other.

Little Town on the Prairie


Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780718805197
Category:
Page: 304
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After the long winter, spring came at last, and the little prairie town woke up. A year before, there had only been a site; now there was a town with two streets; and new settlers came every day. It was a wonderful place to live in, and a wonderful time to be alive. Laura was fourteen, young enough to get into trouble at school, and to worry about her first party; old enough to earn money, and to walk home from church with Almanzo Wilder. This is a story full of life and variety: one of the most vigorous of this fine series. Laura Ingalls Wilder's enchanting series of books tells the story of a girl - herself - growing up in the years when the American frontier was slowly being pushed westward and the pioneering families were working their claims, breaking the untilled land, raising the first settlements.

A Boy of Good Breeding

A Novel
Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9781582433400
Category: Fiction
Page: 237
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When life in Winnipeg does not go as planned, Knute Corea-McCloud returns to her parents' home in tiny Algren, Manitoba, with her daughter, Summer Feelin', and takes a job with longtime mayor Hosea Funk, who dreams of meeting the Prime Minister and of uncovering the truth about his parentage, in a whimsical tale of small-town Canadian life. Original.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Literature Activities--Little Town on the Prairie


Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480783161
Category:
Page: 12
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Engaging discussion questions and activities help students appreciate the enduring novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities provide a comprehensive study of Little Town on the Prairie.

Little House on the Prairie


Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062094882
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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The third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

Small Beneath the Sky

A Prairie Memoir
Author: Lorna Crozier
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1926812271
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never once dreamed of becoming a writer. Nonetheless, the grace, wisdom, and wit of her poetry have won her international acclaim. In this marvellous volume of recollections, she charts the geography that has shaped her character and her sense of home.

Flight of the Tiger Moth


Author: Mary Woodbury
Publisher: Coteau Books
ISBN: 9781550503647
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 231
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When death threatens a pilot at the nearby air training base, seventeen-year-old Jack must use a secretly-acquired skill to save a life and affirm his own identity to his over protective mother. Jack Waters sees his small prairie town turned upside down in World War II, when an air base to train English flyers is set up nearby. It's 1943, no one knows who will win the war, and Canadians are taking a major role in the fighting. This includes training British Royal Air Force pilots in many centres across Canada. Even though Jack can't enlist, he secretly learns how to fly. Good thing, because when a friend's plane comes down on the prairie, Jack has no choice but to make his first solo flight—to try and save a life. The Flight of the Tiger Moth is the thrilling story of one boy's journey to become a man and find his path in the world. It also gives young readers a glimpse of Canadian lives during World War II, and of one more Canadian contribution to winning the war. Mary Woodbury is the best-selling author of the young adult title The Ghost in the Machine, the Polly McDoodle Mystery Series, and Jess and the Runaway Grandpa, a finalist in the Silver Birch Young Readers Choice Award, and a Canadian Children's Book Centre "Outstanding Title of the Year."

Tour Book

Western Canada and Alaska
Author: American Automobile Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alaska
Page: N.A
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Prairie Day

Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780060259051
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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A little girl and her pioneer family travel westward to find a new home on the prairie.

Early Days in Kansas: Along the Santa Fe trail, Council City, 1854-5, Superior, 1856, and Burlingame, 1856-64


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: N.A
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