Ellie’s new home by Becky Citra

Ellie’s new home by Canadian author Becky Citra was my first introduction to this Orca Young Readers series and this author!  It is 1835 and Ellie and her brother Max find themselves uprooted from living a comfortable life in England to the deep wilderness that is Upper Canada.  Once they arrive in Upper Canada, their Father leaves them with strangers while he forges on ahead to look for a suitable spot to ‘settle’. Ellie’s fear of not knowing the where abouts of her father combined with uncertainty make her homesick for her life in England and her grandmother.  Through   Ellie’s vivid descriptions of  her ‘new home’ , we are introduced to a part of Canadian history that can often be over looked.

ISBN: 9781551431642
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: January/01/1999
Lexile Level: 390L
Pages: 82

Reading ability: Grade 2, 3,4

Genre: Frontier and pioneer life; Canadian History; Adventure; Family

Theme: Courage, Perserverance; Determination

Who would like this book?  Students that enjoy reading adventure stories;

Series:  “Max and Ellie”

  •  Ellie’s New Home
  •  The Freezing Moon
  •  Danger at the Landings
  •  Runaway
  •  Strawberry Moon
  • Similiar Books:   Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachla; Dear Canada : Footsteps in the snow by Carol Matas and Dear Canada: A priarie as wide as the sea by Sarah Ellis

    Teacher on-line resources:http://orca.powerwebbook.com/client/PDFs/TeachersGuides/Orca%20Young%20Readers/MaxandEllieBooksTG.pdf


    One Response to Ellie’s new home by Becky Citra

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