One of my very favourite Canadian authors is Kit Pearson. I grew up reading her books, and still recommend them to anyone looking for good, wholesome reads for preteens.
A literary journey through Canada would not be complete without adding books by Kit Pearson to the list. Here are two I highly recommend:
In The Whole Truth, Kit Pearson tells the story of two sisters, Polly and Maud, who are hiding a family secret. Polly, the youngest, is sent to live with her grandmother on an island in British Columbia, and finds great happiness, but still cannot stop thinking about the secret she must keep.
Pearson continues Polly’s story in And Nothing but the Truth. Here, we see Polly head off to boarding school in Victoria where her sister Maud makes a dramatic confession.
Both of these books feature great lessons about family ties, the importance of honesty and loyalty, and staying true to yourself. They will also give you a wonderful look at life on the Canadian west coast.