No Safe Harbour

No Safe Harbour

The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn

Book - 2006
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Charlotte struggles to find her twin brother after the rest of her family is killed in the tragic Halifax explosion.

No Safe Harbour is set in the months before and after the December 6, 1917 Halifax explosion, which was the largest man-made blast in history until the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The explosion levelled most of the city and sent shards of glass and burning debris flying for miles. It left thousands dead, blinded or homeless.

Suddenly orphaned, Charlotte turns to her diary to help her cope with the events that killed her entire family - leaving her older brother, still fighting in the trenches of WWI, as her only surviving relative. This is an affecting story of loss and recovery, powerfully told by award-winning author Julie Lawson.

ISBN: 9780439969307
0439969301
Characteristics: 249 pages :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,20 cm

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ychappy
Jul 08, 2019

This book really connects you with the characters and when they are separated, to tell the truth, I cried. The author describes events and feelings so well it feels like you are the main character. Defiantly my favourite Dear Canada Series books!

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Anisa6
May 07, 2019

Practically my favourite dear Canada book!

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KateEHiebert
Jan 15, 2018

Sad and Touching. That's all I can say, its so good.

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orkieandabby
Apr 12, 2017

this is a GREAT book!!

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DChangy
Jul 04, 2016

i loved this book and learning about the halifax explosion. it was sad how charlotte almost lost her whole family though.

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29090008190546CT
Dec 15, 2015

AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

I read this book when I was nine, and it was my very first Dear Canada book. It has remained my favourite as I read many other Dear Canada books, but is closely trailed by Pieces of the Past and Brothers Far From Home. Life for Charlotte became difficult, but she gets through it. This book has some great twists in it!

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joeyspuls
Nov 23, 2014

This is an extremely good book! Be prepared to cry though.... it's really sad :(

Meabh Jul 07, 2014

I loved this book.

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lori2486
Jun 22, 2014

Very well written! I really enjoyed reading this book.

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KateEHiebert
Jan 15, 2018

KateEHiebert thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 18

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

SeanTo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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Feb 08, 2010

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SeanTo
Dec 30, 2014

For the first few weeks, Charlotte appears to have a normal first world war life. Her brother is over seas fighting, and the rest of her family is very worried for him. However, a couple months in, the war isn't the only tragic event. The ship, Mont Blanc, explodes, and charlotte and many others are left with almost nothing. However, in all this sadness, charlotte finds some good, and discovers a long buried secret...

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