A Rebel's Daughter

A Rebel's Daughter

The 1837 Rebellion Diary Of Arabella Stevenson

Book - 2006
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After Arabella's father is jailed for his part in the short-lived 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion in Toronto, her mother just cannot cope. The family is ostracized, they lose their home and they have no income - yet Arabella's mother still doesn't take action. So it is up to twelve-year-old Arabella to find new lodgings and to get employment so they have money to live on. And as if that weren't enough to worry about, her older brother Charlie has vanished.

Readers will cheer for the heroine in this "riches to rags" story as Arabella struggles to keep her family afloat while awaiting her father's release from prison. A Rebel's Daughter includes an Historical Note giving readers the cultural context of the Upper Canada Rebellion, a map showing 1837 Toronto, as well as fascinating documents and photographs from this pivotal time period.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, 2006.
ISBN: 9780439969673
Branch Call Number: LUN
Characteristics: 201 p. : ill., maps


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This book started out really slow, but picked up in the end.

Jan 15, 2018

Really shows the life of a scullery maid more than a rebels daughter. But its still really good!

Mar 12, 2012

It was very sad when her mother abandoned her

Aug 29, 2011

it is a pretty good book not the worst but not the best

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