Charlotte Avery on Isle Royale

After a dangerous brush with the Chicago fire of 1871, young Charlotte journeys with her family to the far-off reaches of Lake Superior. While Papa works for an island mining operation, Charlotte meets red-haired Claire and her storytelling grandmother, who introduce her to the island's beauty and intriguing heritage. Encounters with Indians, voyageurs, miners, and fishermen, and other adventures follow . . . and Charlotte discovers that the island's magic has changed her life forever.In the tradition of the "Little House" books, this heartwarming tale of growing up in a pioneer family on Isle Royale, a wilderness island near the Canadian border, is sure to delight readers of all ages.

Rebecca S. Curtis

Rebecca S. Curtis is an elementary school educator who has written this story to bring the little-known history of the northwoods frontier to life.  A Michigan native, she based her story on diaries of early settlers.

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