Read Hero of Lesser Causes by Julie Johnston Free Online
Book Title: Hero of Lesser Causes|
The author of the book: Julie Johnston
Edition: Tundra Books
Date of issue: September 9th 2003
ISBN 13: 9780887766497
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2306 times
Reader ratings: 3.1
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 615 KB
Read full description of the books:
World War II has just been won, and everything seems possible to young Keely Connor. She sees herself as a hero on a white charger, able to conquer the world, even though in reality her charger is Lola, the placid horse that lives in the field behind her house.
One fateful summer day her brother Patrick is stricken with polio. Here is an enemy Keely cannot conquer. With all the will in the world, she cannot pass on to Patrick her zest or her energy or her own good health. Keely’s battle to save Patrick has become one of the classics of Canadian children’s literature and, in translations, around the world. This beautifully redesigned edition will capture the hearts of a whole new generation of readers.
Download Hero of Lesser Causes ERUB
Download Hero of Lesser Causes DOC
Download Hero of Lesser Causes TXT
Read information about the authorJulie Johnston grew up in a small town in eastern Ontario, then went to the University of Toronto to study physio and occupational therapy. After university she and her husband, whom she met while in Toronto, worked for over a year at the Ontario Hospital School for physically and mentally handicapped children in Smith Falls, then travelled for four months in Europe, moved to Kingston, then Toronto and, finally, settled in Peterborough where she raised four daughters. Over the years, she published many short stories in several magazines, but not until an encouraging interview with a writer-in-residence at Trent University, did she begin work on a novel. Hero of Lesser Causes was completed (the first time) in 1986. After many re-writes and several publishing delays, it was published to great acclaim in 1992, winning the Governor General's Literary Award / Children's Literature (for English text) that year. Julie Johnston's second novel, Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me, was also honoured with the Governor General's Literary Award, making her the first author to win the award for both her first and second books.
1992 Governor General's Literary Award / Children's Literature (for best English text) for Hero of Lesser Causes.
1993 National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award for Hero of Lesser Causes.
1994 Governor General's Literary Award / Children's Literature (for best English text) for Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me.
1995 Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award (Young Adult/Middle Reader Category) for Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me.
1995 Young Adult Canadian Book Award (Canadian Library Association) for Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me.
Reviews of the Hero of Lesser Causes
Add a comment
Download EBOOK Hero of Lesser Causes by Julie Johnston Online free