Thursday, July 7, 2011

Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord by Maxine Trottier

Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Second Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord, written by Maxine Trottier and illustrated by Karen Reczuch, is a fictional story about the childhood of one of Canada's famous historical heroes.  In this fictional account Laura is a young girl that enjoys looking out to the family cow and one day she follows the cow through the meadows far from home where the cow gives birth and dies.  Laura is lost but her father finds her and helps her get the calf home and Laura takes over the care of the calf.

Anna loved the story, even though it was a little sad.  I like that it introduced this historical hero that we will learn about in the future.  I'm hoping it will help Anna remember the name and the bravery of Laura.  In the back of the book the author includes some historical facts about Laura Secord and her importance in Canadian history.  I didn't actually read this to Anna this reading but will in the future.

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