Maxine Trottier

Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

Maxine spent 31 years working as an educator in elementary classrooms, guiding children toward literacy. The students in her class, who of course thought of her only as their teacher, saw each step in the creation of a new work. They heard the unillustrated story, saw the roughs, and were the first to view the finished book.

Maxine lives with her husband William and their Yorkies Moon, at Newman's Cove, Newfoundland. Her studio overlooks the Atlantic Ocean; it is a wonderful place to write.

Canadian Heroes
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Artists:
Tony Meers
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Ojibway;

Read fascinating biographies of five heroic Canadians who have confronted danger or adversity in brave, resourceful and admirable ways. Included are Madeleine de Verchères, the young defender of the family fort in New France; Dr. Norman Bethune, the innovative surgeon of war-torn Spain and China; Sergeant Tommy Prince, whose daring exploits made him the most decorated Native Canadian soldier; Terry Fox and his inspirational Marathon of Hope for cancer research; and Roberta Bondar, the first female Canadian explorer of space.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 9-12.

This book is listed as containing Ojibway text content, as one of the five heroes in it is Tommy Prince, one of Canada's most decorated First Nations soldiers.

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48 pages | 5.95" x 8.97"

Authentic Canadian Content
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Dear Canada: Blood Upon Our Land:The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Format: Hardcover
A young girl watches as the Métis life she knows is threatened by conflict and the men in her family are called to action by Louis Riel, the charismatic leader of the North West Resistance.

Tension grips Batoche, Saskatchewan in 1885. Many Métis moved here after the 1870 Riel Rebellion in Manitoba left them disallusioned. But life in Batoche is difficult. The buffalo on which the Métis depended for generations have been hunted almost to extinction, and the coming of white settlers poses a threat to their traditional way of life. The Métis want title to their land, but the government has delayed for years. Promises are no longer enough . . . and talk of a second uprising is in the air.

Thirteen-year-old Josephine finds herself torn over her feelings about the Resistance: she is worried for her brother, who is eager to fight; for her father, who prefers a peaceful solution; for Edmond Swift Fox, her friend, whom she loves and will eventually marry; and for Louis Riel, the leader whose efforts to help the Métis preserve their way of life are actions she grows to respect and admire.

Through Josephine's faithful diary entries, the reader is transported into this pivotal moment in Canadian history — the time leading up to the defeat of the Métis and the allied First Nations forces at Batoche, the execution of Louis Riel, and the growing tensions between English Canada and French Canada.
$14.99

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Les Braves de chez nous
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Format: Paperback
Ce livre contient les biographies de cinq héroïnes et héros canadiens : Madeleine de Verchères, qui a défendu le fort de sa famille en Nouvelle-France; le Dr Norman Bethune, chirurgien à l'esprit innovateur qui a joué un rôle primordial durant les guerres de Chine et d'Espagne; le sergent Tommy Prince dont les exploits lui ont valu d'être l'Autochtone le plus décoré du pays; Terry Fox, que tous ont admiré pour le courageux combat qu'il a mené contre le cancer; et Roberta Bondar, la première Canadienne à avoir exploré l'espace.
$6.99

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Loon Rock
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Format: Paperback
The story of a loon and a young Mi'kmaq boy written in English and Mi'kmaq.

Maxine Trottier is the author and illustrator of a number of award winning picture books including the Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year for The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (1996) and the Federation of Women Teachers Association of Ontario Writers Award for The Voyage of Wood Duck. Through her work in education she has helped to bring the joy of literacy to children for more than twenty-six years. She lives in a small fishing village on the shore of Lake Erie.
$9.95

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Native Crafts
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Format: Paperback
OUT OF PRINT


Ideal for classroom or home, uses inexpensive and natural materials and teaches children about the roots of Canada's cultural heritage as it challenges them to create their own works of art!
$6.95

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The Voyage of Wood Duck: Ta'n Teli Kaqasimiliala'sis Malsikws
Authors:
Maxine Trottier
Format: Paperback
Some people say that dreams are foolish. Some people say that you can search your whole life long and never find what it is you are looking for. But long ago when dreams were more real than they are today; there was a young boy who lived by the sea. He was called Wood Duck. His people had always lived beside the ocean. Its salty water flavoured their days. Its currents flowed through their nights. The power of the sea ran very strongly in Wood Duck. In his dreams, fish swam and sea birds flew.
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