When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty-even to Michigan’s remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O’Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father. Enjoyable historical fiction.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Use as a read-aloud for 4 weeks in Year 3 Unit 1.