Outcasts of River Falls (FNCR2013) SS6

Coteau BooksSKU: 9781550504804

Jacqueline Guest
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Book Type:
Coteau Books

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Outcasts of River Falls by award-winning Métis author Jacqueline Guest is the sequel to the historical fiction novel, Belle of Batoche. The novel is set in a Métis community, River Falls, where 14-year-old Kathryn Tourand arrives to live with her guardian and only relative Aunt Belle. Kathryn's father has died and while he passed for white in Toronto, Kathryn is in for a surprise as she learns she is Métis and so is Aunt Belle. What follows is a coming-of-age story as Kathryn learns what it truly means to be one of the Road Allowance People at the turn of the twentieth century. Kathryn is surprised to learn about the injustices the Métis community faces and her daydreaming finds a real-life hero of the Métis known as the Highwayman. Modeled after Robin Hood this character rights many of the wrongs in the rocky relationship between the Métis and the people of Hopeful, Alberta. Kathryn sets herself the personal goal of learning the true identity of the Highwayman and finds a stark reality of what is was like to Métis in Alberta in 1900s. The novel will engage students in grades 4 to 8 with its action, adventure, and mystery. Highly recommended. Reading Level: 5.9. A study guide developed for Outcasts of River Falls is available at http://coteaubooks.com/cmsupload/fckeditor/Study_Guides/Outcasts%20of%20River%20Falls%20Study%20Guide.pdf

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