No Safe Harbour

No Safe Harbour

The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn

Book - 2006
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Following the massive Halifax explosion of Dec. 6, 1917, Charlotte writes in her diary of her search through the devastated city to find her twin brother Duncan after the rest of her family - except for her older brother, who is fighting in France in WWI - is killed.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2006
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEA

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Anisa6
May 07, 2019

Practically my favourite dear Canada book!

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KateEHiebert
Jan 15, 2018

Sad and Touching. That's all I can say, its so good.

this is a GREAT book!!

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DChangy
Jul 04, 2016

i loved this book and learning about the halifax explosion. it was sad how charlotte almost lost her whole family though.

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Dec 15, 2015

AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

I read this book when I was nine, and it was my very first Dear Canada book. It has remained my favourite as I read many other Dear Canada books, but is closely trailed by Pieces of the Past and Brothers Far From Home. Life for Charlotte became difficult, but she gets through it. This book has some great twists in it!

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joeyspuls
Nov 23, 2014

This is an extremely good book! Be prepared to cry though.... it's really sad :(

Meabh Jul 07, 2014

I loved this book.

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lori2486
Jun 22, 2014

Very well written! I really enjoyed reading this book.

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kirakublik
May 26, 2014

One of the best books I have ever read!!!!
If you are ever looking for a good book this is the one to read!
BEST BOOK EVER!

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KateEHiebert
Jan 15, 2018

KateEHiebert thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 18

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

SeanTo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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Bighat
Feb 08, 2010

Bighat thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

For the first few weeks, Charlotte appears to have a normal first world war life. Her brother is over seas fighting, and the rest of her family is very worried for him. However, a couple months in, the war isn't the only tragic event. The ship, Mont Blanc, explodes, and charlotte and many others are left with almost nothing. However, in all this sadness, charlotte finds some good, and discovers a long buried secret...

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