New for spring: Take a peek at these splendid books for spring 2016 from Heritage House.
Award: Heritage House author Barry Gough is the recipient of the Maritime Media Foundation's 2015 Mounbatten Literary Award for his book Pax Britannica: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). View Barry's acceptance speech.
Book Tour: Mandy Spottiswoode, author of Brother XIIs Treasure, heads for the Okanagan Feb. 9-15, 2016. She and illustrator Molly March will give presentations of their book to Grade 3 and 4 students at the Lake Country, Blind Bay, and Revelstoke Community Libraries.
In The Great Blackfoot Treaties, renowned historian Hugh Dempsey traces the evolution of Blackfoot territorial negotiations—beginning with inter-tribal treaties, then moving on to treaties between the Blackfoot and the United States government, and finally examining the numbered treaties between the Blackfoot and the Canadian government. Zeroing in on Treaty Seven, signed in 1877, Dempsey examines the motives and ideologies that drove the Blackfoot treaties, the implications of their terms, and the far-reaching effects of their administrative failures.
Andreas Oertel was born in Germany and has lived most of his life in eastern Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Shenanigans series, which has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, and the New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award. He has a lifelong passion for archaeology, history, and writing for young people. Learn more at andreasoertel.com.