It was interesting to walk through the life of Miss Rosie Dunn, and listen to her observations and thoughts about confederation.
It was fun watching her grow up a bit as well.
It made me more aware of why there are some of the struggles our country continues to have today between the French and the English.
My son was most taken up by why people might accuse someone of theft when it was plain as can be that the person accused was not guilty. He was quite outraged at the very thought of it. The over arching theme of the confederation for the most part passed him by as most of the book is about the daily life of Rosie Dunn with the occasional sections where confederation issues were talked about.
Despite that, I know more today about they ins and outs of battles of making Canada a country than I did before we read this book, and I trust that some of it sunk into my lad's head as well.
Some facts you might like to know
A Country of our own, the Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn, Ottawa, Province of Canada, 1866.
Part of the Dear Canada series (aimed at girls).
Published by Scholastic Books.