Canada (romans), Canada français (romans), Auteurs canadiens (romans)
Audio avec voix humaine, Braille automatisé
Hélène St. Onge is a recently orphaned thirteen-year-old girl from France, who sets off for Quebec, or Nouvelle France, in 1666 as a companion to her older sister Catherine. When Catherine dies on the way, Hélène goes to live at… her aunt's tavern, where she learns important skills like how to skin a muskrat, while meeting many of the famous people of the new colony. She hopes the friendships she has made, like with her half-Mohawk friend Kateri, will help her to survive the harsh life and bitter winters of seventeenth century Montreal. Grades 5-8. 2003.