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For Children
Author: Karen Autio
ISBN: 1550391518
Subcategory: History
Pages 208 pages
Publisher Sono Nis Press (January 1, 2005)
Language English
Category: For Children
Rating: 4.3
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by Karen Autio


Karen Autio is the author of a narrative nonfiction picture book called GROWING UP IN WILD HORSE CANYON, an illustrated chapter book called KAH-LAN, THE ADVENTUROUS SEA OTTER, and a trilogy of historical novels for young readers.

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Second Watch is based on true details of Finnish immigrant culture and the sinking of the great Empress of Ireland. Over the eight years that this Canadian Pacific steamship sailed the Atlantic Ocean, it transported more than 117,000 passengers to Canada. The sinking of the Empress on May 29, 1914, remains Canada's worst maritime disaster during peacetime. Books related to Second Watch.

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Karen Autio is the author of a trilogy of historical novels for ages 10 and up and a chapter book called KAH-LAN .

Karen Autio is the author of a trilogy of historical novels for ages 10 and up and a chapter book called KAH-LAN THE ADVENTUROUS SEA OTTER (Sono Nis Press, 2015), illustrated by Sheena Lott, for ages 7 to 12. The first book in her trilogy is called SECOND WATCH (Sono Nis Press, 2005) and was inspired by the tale of a silver spoon from her Finnish grandmother and the wreck of the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of Ireland in 1914

Second Watch is based on true details of Finnish immigrant culture and the sinking of the great Empress of Ireland. Of 1,477 passengers and crew on board, 1,012 were lost-more passengers than in the sinking of the Titanic. Yet the Empress of Ireland and its fate remain little known to most Canadians.

Karen M. McManus - Two Can Keep a Secret Genre: Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets.

Saara wants so much to go to Finland with her family, to see the grandparents she has never met and the places her mother speaks about with such longing. One misfortune after another nibbles at the savings. Still, bit by bit, the coins keep falling into the coffee-tin bank. Saara's hopes rise higher and higher. But why does her beloved Papa scold and storm and talk of looking forward, not back, whenever she mentions the trip? A travelling year, Uncle Arvo predicted. But not the kind of travelling anyone could have foreseen. Before the year is up, Saara will have learned, not so much about where she has come from, as about how far it is possible for her to go. Second Watch is based on true details of Finnish immigrant culture and the sinking of the great Empress of Ireland. Over the eight years that this Canadian Pacific steamship sailed the Atlantic Ocean, it transported more than 117,000 passengers to Canada. The sinking of the Empress on May 29, 1914, remains Canada's worst maritime disaster during peacetime. Of 1,477 passengers and crew on board, 1,012 were lost—more passengers than in the sinking of the Titanic. Yet the Empress of Ireland and its fate remain little known to most Canadians. Autio's novel, the first work of juvenile fiction to feature the Empress of Ireland, is set in 1914 in the Finnish immigrant community within Port Arthur (now part of Thunder Bay). Young readers will be drawn into eleven-year-old Saara's world. They will travel with her as she navigates a challenging time in her life at home—and as she boards the Empress of Ireland on May 28, 1914.
Buridora
As you begin reading, you quickly discover that 11-year-old Saara's dream is a trip to Finland to meet her grandparents. But the book's title and cover art have already given you information Saara does not have: she has a date with destiny on the ill-fated last voyage of the luxurious RMS Empress of Ireland.

En route to that May 29, 1914 date, you will find a young girl confronting the joys and tensions of family life, sibling rivalry, a father's job loss, the changing loyalties of friends, the challenges of school, and the ever-present need to scrimp and save and spend both sides of every penny.

Karen Autio immerses you in the rich world of Canada's Finnish immigrant culture, giving you enough time to get to know everybody on a first name basis, before she plunges you into the cold waters near Point-au-Pere in the St. Lawrence River where 1,012 lives are lost.
Mohn
This is a great book for adults and children. I highly recommend it if you have any Finnish ancestory or not. If you are a Finn from the U.P. of Michigan...you will love this book. A great gift for young and old.
Arabella V.
Karen Autio's first novel is superbly researched and ably written.

Bravo!