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- DescriptionMarseille, France 1725, during the reign of Louis XV Antoine DePue, a clerk for the Oak Forest Commission in France, returns after a two week honeymoon and finds his workplace empty. Taken to the police station by one of the King's men, he is thrown into a holding cell, falsely accused of stealing money from the Commission. Antoine's Foreman makes a surprise appearance and insists he should escape to the French colonies until the investigation is over. Panic-stricken, he stows away on a ship bound for Quebec, where the real adventure begins in New France. By the tall oak, he meets the Potawatomi, the French, the British and the American colonists. Together, they struggle with the harsh realities of living in the wilderness. Try as they might, tensions grow amongst them, as they contend with taxation, rights to bear arms, personal freedoms, land rights, immigration and revenge. They are pushed to the brink, which ultimately leads to the siege of Fort Detroit in 1763.
- Author BiographyRita Sorensen and her husband, Eric, live in Clinton Township, Michigan, close to Detroit. She regrets that her three adult children have had to move out-of-state in order to find jobs. The inspiration for her first novel came from a tall oak tree in her neighborhood. She has always had an interest in the history of the area and a lifelong fascination with the region, as seen from both sides of the Great Lakes.
- Author(s)Rita Sorensen
- Date of Publication14/09/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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