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Remembering Laura Secord’s Walk

June 21st, 2016

June 21st marks the anniversary of Laura Ingersoll Secord’s 1813 trek to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon of American plans to launch a surprise on British troops at Beaver Dams and seize control of the Niagara Peninsula. Laura is one of Canada’s earliest heroines and today she is near-mythologized in Canadian history; she has two monuments […]

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SmartGIRL WORKs interview with Connie Brummel Crook

June 3rd, 2013

The 200th anniversary of Laura Secord’s famous walk is June 22nd, 2013. With this date fast approaching, SmartGIRL WORKs interviewed author Connie Brummel Crook (Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812) to talk about this Canadian heroine and what it was like to writer her story. Here is a sneak preview: “When […]

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Acts of Courage shortlisted for two Word Guild awards

April 20th, 2013

Pajama Press is pleased to announce that Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812 by Connie Brummel Crook has been shortlisted for two different 2012 Word Awards, in the categories of Young Adult and Historical Fiction. The winners will be announced at at the 2013 gala to be held at World Vision […]

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We Had a Party!

November 2nd, 2012

Nearly 200 guests turned out for the second annual Pajama Press book launch, art show and sale. We had some good conversation, great food, and nine talented Pajama Press authors and illustrators in attendance. Thank you to everyone who came out—we hope to see you again next year! Click on a thumbnail to see the […]

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Laura Secord: Fact or Fiction?

September 21st, 2012

With the bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812 in full swing, Laura Secord is the lady of the hour. But what part did she really play in the war? Myths and misconceptions about this historical figure abound, and historians have debated her role for years. How well do you know Laura? 1. Laura Secord […]

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History and Literature at the Lang Pioneer Village Museum

September 14th, 2012

The Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a small hamlet of over 25 restored 19th-century buildings. Villagers of all ages go about their business in period dress, transporting visitors back in time to an age of blacksmith shops, woodsmoke, and rail-and-stump fences. Often, visitors meet another person in period dress who is not museum employee: historian […]

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Interview with Connie Brummel Crook

September 3rd, 2012

Connie Brummel Crook is a historian, a former teacher, and the author of fifteen works of historical fiction for young people. She shared some insights with us about writing in her genre, and especially writing her most recent novel, Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812. Acts of Courage contains a lot […]

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Writing Laura Secord: Historical Fiction and the Heroine

August 27th, 2012

Connie Brummel Crook is the author of fifteen picture books and novels of historical fiction. Her most recent, Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812, tells the story of Laura Ingersoll Secord, one of the most celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figures in Canadian history. Today Connie shares what it was like to […]

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