Acadian StareBook - 2008
The Acadian Star competition is the biggest thing to ever happen in Meg Gallant's small Cape Breton town. Meg dreams of performing onstage with her best friend N ve. If they're lucky, they might even make it to the finals in Halifax. But Meg's weird old aunt, Tante Perle, has been acting stranger and stranger--and just before the finale of the competition, she whisks Meg away from everything she knows. Meg suddenly finds herself trapped in the time of the tragic Acadian Deportation--and she has to choose between escaping to her own time and saving a girl who looks remarkably like N ve. Why is she trapped in the eighteenth century? Will she be able to save this stranger who is so quickly becoming a friend? And where does Tante Perle fit into all this? This remarkable book for middle readers introduces us to contemporary Acadian characters, and also offers a young girl's perspective on the Acadian Deportation. Shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for English Fiction!
Publisher: Toronto : Nimbus, 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource