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by Laura Langston
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Their life quickly slipped into a productive routine. Mama gathered eggs, wove the fence, tended the garden and the children and cooked meals. Lesia and Papa dug and pulled and cleared. Lesia and Papa dug and pulled and cleared ad lost weight, he was still strong. Between them, they accomplished the work of three powerful men. Lesia’s muscles screamed with fatigue, but the sight of the fourth acre being cleared fuelled her. It also helped that the intense heat of summer had been replaced by cooler, shorter days. As she worked on Baba’s belt by candlelight, Lesia wondered about Ivan
When sixteen-year-old Hannah gets stung, she rises out of her body, where she's greeted by her dead boyfriend, Logan, and a loving but unseen presence. She wants to stay with them. Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given the biggest opportunity of her life-a chance for a film school scholarship-but she only has less than two weeks to produce a video. Dreaming of fields of wheat, wealth and security, Lesia looks forward to a life in Canada, free from poverty and rumours of war.
208 p. ; 22 cm. Baba had made Lesia a promise: just remember the flower is not always open, but if your effort is true, your rewards will be sweet. Fifteen-year-old Lesia treasures those words as she and her family leave Baba in their Ukrainian hometown and flee to Canada.
Laura Langston is the author of several books for children and adults. Lesia’s Dream recently won for the Kobzar Literary Award, Canada’s newest national book award. It was also nominated for three other children’s choice awards. Mile-High Apple Pie, her recent picture book, was nominated for the OLA’s Blue Spruce Award; The Fox’s Kettle was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for Illustration; and Pay Dirt! was nominated for the Red Cedar and Silver Birch Awards.
Lesia's Dream is Laura Langston's seventh children's book and second novel. Set just before and during World War I, it is a first person narrative about a teen who leaves ethnic oppression and hardship of Ukraine only to find more of the same in Canada. Fifteen year old Lesia and her older brother secretly save enough money to transport their family to Canada and away from the perpetual poverty of farming rented land even.
By the time she hit Grade Four, Laura Langston knew she wanted to be a writer. It was the persistent daydreaming and invisible friends that tipped them off. Since Laura grew up knowing no writers – and consequently didn’t know how to be one – she became a journalist instead. The trouble is, journalists are expected to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time she hit Grade Four, Laura Langston knew she wanted to be a writer.
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Fifteen-year-old Lesia can hardly bear it. She and her family must leave their beloved Baba in their Ukrainian hometown. But the 160 acres of hardscrabble prairie look nothing like the wheat fields of her dreams.
Lesia's Dream by Laura Langston and Publisher HarperCollins. Purchase and read your book immediately. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781443402378, 1443402370. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780006392842, 0006392849. Publisher: HarperCollins. Print ISBN: 9780006392842, 0006392849.
FIFTEEN-YEAR OLD LESIA can hardly bear it. She and her family must leave their beloved Baba in their Ukrainian hometown in order to flee to Canada. Dreaming of fields of wheat, wealth and security, Lesia looks forward to a life in Canada, free from poverty and rumours of war. But the 160 acres of hardscrabble prairie look nothing like the wheat fields of her dreams. And even though there is no fighting in her new country, the First World War follows them there.SHORTLISTED FORThe Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, The Snow Willow Award and The Rocky Mountain Book Award