Gwen
Carolyn Pogue
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Apr 10, 2020 - 17:53 PM By Carolyn Pogue

No matter what the world throws at her, Gwen Peters rises to the challenge Feisty, curious, with a flare for the dramatic, she dreams of a life on the stage like her idol E Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk poet and performer who dazzled Gwen during a stunning performance in a London theatre When Gwen is orphaned, she seizes the opportunity to become a Home Child and is trainedNo matter what the world throws at her, Gwen Peters rises to the challenge Feisty, curious, with a flare for the dramatic, she dreams of a life on the stage like her idol E Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk poet and performer who dazzled Gwen during a stunning performance in a London theatre When Gwen is orphaned, she seizes the opportunity to become a Home Child and is trained for placement as a maid for a family in Canada So begins her long journey away from her friends on the streets of turn of the century London to service in a wealthy household in Toronto.But when trouble strikes in Toronto, Gwen escapes into the night Angry and alone, she undertakes a long dangerous trek, following the train tracks back to the only safe haven she knows Cedarbrae, the Home in Peterborough Her adventures include an encounter with a bear and flight from a raging forest fire Gwen s courage brings her to a welcoming family in Brantford and new friends from the Six Nations Reserve near Pauline Johnson s childhood home Carolyn Pogue draws imaginatively on the story of her own grandmother s experiences as a Barnardo Home Child to bring a little known piece of Canadian history to light in this exuberant story of bravery and resourcefulness With the young, vibrant Gwen, Pogue gives readers of all ages a character to cheer on with every step of a journey that comes alive in a manner both familiar and wonderfully strange.Carolyn Pogue is the author of fourteen books of fiction and non fiction and also writes poetry and drama Her writing appears in periodicals such as Canadian Living, Synchronicity, The United Church Observer and Peace Magazine She is a freelance writer and lives in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Title: Gwen
  • Author: Carolyn Pogue
  • ISBN: 9781894549806
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback

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Eleanor Cowan Apr 10, 2020 - 17:53 PM
With stand up ovations, authors Louisa May Alcott, (Little Women), Lucy Maud Montgomery, (Ann of Green Gables) and Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) would wildly applaud Carolyn Pogue's 'Gwen'! An imaginative orphan's spunk, adventurous spirit and unerring self-respect combine to create a stunning new life for herself in 1890's Canada. A beautifully written emigration story to warm the hearts of every age - in every land. A riveting, motivating tale of adventure!Eleanor Cowan, Canadian [...]
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Carol Apr 10, 2020 - 17:53 PM
Gwen is orphaned at a young age and thanks to the quick-thinking of a concerned neighbor she is placed in a decent orphanage. She becomes a "Home Girl" being trained in all practical things needed to run a household. Once she has attained a certain level of capability she is sent to Canada (from England) to be taken in as an employee of a family. She is supposed to be hired help, not a slave. However, her first placement is anything but ideal. Being treated like dirt just because she is an immig [...]
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Sarah Apr 10, 2020 - 17:53 PM
Received a free copy of this book for review as a former What If? reviewer.After the death of her father, Gwen Peters leaps at the chance to have the life of adventure and independence she's always dreamed of: she moves to Canada as a Home Child.Gwen is a fantastic character, being both likeable and flawed. The author's personal connection to the material -- she was inspired by her own grandmother's time as a Home Child -- added a personal, compassionate touch. And the inclusion of actual verses [...]
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Three O'Clock Press Apr 10, 2020 - 17:53 PM
From the turn-of-the-century streets of London to a welcoming home in Brantford, Ontario, twelve-year-old Gwen has many adventures along the way. Whether it's stowaways, bears, or a raging forest fire, Gwen rises to the challenge in this exuberant story of bravery and resourcefulness.
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Gwen By Carolyn Pogue No matter what the world throws at her, Gwen Peters rises to the challenge Feisty, curious, with a flare for the dramatic, she dreams of a life on the stage like her idol E Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk poet and performer who dazzled Gwen during a stunning performance in a London theatre When Gwen is orphaned, she seizes the opportunity to become a Home Child and is trainedNo matter what the world throws at her, Gwen Peters rises to the challenge Feisty, curious, with a flare for the dramatic, she dreams of a life on the stage like her idol E Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk poet and performer who dazzled Gwen during a stunning performance in a London theatre When Gwen is orphaned, she seizes the opportunity to become a Home Child and is trained for placement as a maid for a family in Canada So begins her long journey away from her friends on the streets of turn of the century London to service in a wealthy household in Toronto.But when trouble strikes in Toronto, Gwen escapes into the night Angry and alone, she undertakes a long dangerous trek, following the train tracks back to the only safe haven she knows Cedarbrae, the Home in Peterborough Her adventures include an encounter with a bear and flight from a raging forest fire Gwen s courage brings her to a welcoming family in Brantford and new friends from the Six Nations Reserve near Pauline Johnson s childhood home Carolyn Pogue draws imaginatively on the story of her own grandmother s experiences as a Barnardo Home Child to bring a little known piece of Canadian history to light in this exuberant story of bravery and resourcefulness With the young, vibrant Gwen, Pogue gives readers of all ages a character to cheer on with every step of a journey that comes alive in a manner both familiar and wonderfully strange.Carolyn Pogue is the author of fourteen books of fiction and non fiction and also writes poetry and drama Her writing appears in periodicals such as Canadian Living, Synchronicity, The United Church Observer and Peace Magazine She is a freelance writer and lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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