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Meyers Rebellion Connie Brummel Crook

Meyers Rebellion

Connie Brummel Crook

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ISBN : 9781554550715
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281 pages
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Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Award Winner 2007 - Young Adult Book Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction Honour Book, 2007Canadian Childrens Book Centre Our Choice 2007 finalistFifteen-year-old John Meyers is the youngest of theMoreWord Guild Canadian Christian Writing Award Winner 2007 - Young Adult Book Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction Honour Book, 2007Canadian Childrens Book Centre Our Choice 2007 finalistFifteen-year-old John Meyers is the youngest of the Meyers boys, with a lot to live up to. So when a routine trip to the Toronto farmers market in the fall of 1837 turns ugly, John doesnt hesitate to jump in. George is captured, and John wont leave without him. Before long he finds himself embroiled in a real-life battle, under the leadership of Little Mac, William Lyon Mackenzie and himself.And it doesnt end when he gets back home. Though Father tries to stop it, one by one all the Meyers boys throw their support on the Reformers side. John wont let them keep him out of it. So what if fetching and carrying for a lot of crazy farmers armed with nothing but sticks and hoes wasnt exactly battle experience? Its more than his brothers have! With pretty Nan Burditts help, John is able to follow his brothers to a small island in Canadian/US waters, the site of the rebels next skirmish.And there they are: one Meyers boy languishing in the Kingston prison while three more, John included, are camouflaged and armed and attempting to capture a steamship. How on earth did I get here? thinks John.Well, when youre a Meyers boy, these things just seem to happen! This humorous story of a boys exploits during the Upper Canada Rebellion concludes the story of the Meyers family, Loyalists and early Canadian settlers.