Two hundred years ago, the War of 1812 began…
Laura Secord: A Story of Courage
Written by Janet Lunn
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Trade Paperback | Ages 8+ | 32 pages
The war between Great Britain and the United States was a bitter one. For two years, from the summer of 1812 to the winter of 1814, fierce and bloody battles were fought.
Laura Secord never thought of herself as brave. She was gentle, shy, and soft-spoken. But she was brave. When American officers took over her home, demanding food, she heard them boasting about a plan that would give them an easy victory over the British troops. Laura’s husband, James, would have gladly warned the British, but he had been badly injured. It fell to Laura to make the grueling trip.
Janet Lunn, one of the country’s finest writers of historical fiction, recounts the tale of Laura’s dreadful journey with fresh detail and masterly prose. Her writing is perfectly complemented by Maxwell Newhouse’s astounding paintings.
For more information about the history, please visit the Official War of 1812 website.
One Reply to “The Heroine of 1812”
When my brother was in cubs, they hiked to follow the path that Laura Secord travelled. I decided it would be fun to hike along with them. It was about 17 miles and we had to take a few detours due to the construction of highways and such. What a marvel that she was ablee to travel in secret and deliver her message.