Saara’s Passage

$13.95

by Karen Autio

In this sequel to Second Watch, 12-year-old Finnish-Canadian Saara Mäki continues her passage, not across the Atlantic, but through the shoals and storms of growing up. Set in northwestern Ontario at the beginning of the 20th century, her story is Canada’s story, as both take up responsibilities handed to them by circumstance and history.

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by Karen Autio

After surviving the Empress of Ireland shipwreck, Saara is trying hard to forget her horrifying experience. She roller skates with her best friend, enjoys her new baby cousin, and can’t wait to star in the school play! But nightmares—and unanswerable questions—keep tormenting her.

Then, as the First World War looms, Saara’s family is struck another heavy blow: tuberculosis. Her beloved Aunt Marja must go to a sanatorium. Who will care for Baby Sanni?

In this sequel to Second Watch, twelve-year-old Saara Mäki continues her passage—not across the Atlantic, but through the shoals and storms of growing up. Her story is Canada’s story, as both take up the responsibilities handed to them by circumstance and history.

JUVENILE FICTION • Ages 10+ • 256 pp • 5.25 x 7.75

ISBN 978-1-55039-168-8 • paper • $13.95