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The Farmerettes


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Gisela Sherman is an actor and a writer. She has written several children's books, including Grave Danger and King of the Class. She is a contributor to The Globe and Mail and other newspapers. She lives in Dundas, Ontario.


[The Farmerettes] is engaging and often emotional... Historical fiction lovers will appreciate this book both for its depiction of rural wartime life and for its pop culture references.-- "School Library Journal"
[Tobien Sherman] deserves praise for identifying a less-explored part of Canada's World War II history and recognizing its potential for a novel.-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
Impressively well written from beginning to end, The Farmerettes is a thoroughly absorbing read and very highly recommended for both school and community YA fiction collections.-- "The Midwest Book Review"
In capturing the spirit and camaraderie of these young women, Gisela Sherman has brought to life an important, and largely unheralded, part of Canadian wartime history in a way that will resonate with today's readers.-- "Canadian Children's Book News"
Part history lesson, part eye-opening slice-of-life, The Farmerettes is a touching, well-paced story of girls bound together by a sense of civic duty and desperate circumstance that forever changed the definition of "women's work."-- "Readerly - The National Reading Campaign"
The tone of The Farmerettes is gentle, but [Tobien Sherman] doesn't pull back from life's harsher truths. The girls - directly or through other characters - deal with relationship pressures, family expectations, depression, the deaths of loved ones, and the lingering consequences of war and loss.-- "Resource Links"
Through her thoughtful writing, Gisela Tobien Sherman gives young readers a clear and captivating picture of how war changes everyone, from those who are fighting in it to those who are left behind.-- "Quill & Quire"

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