Last Chance Bay

Last Chance Bay Anne Laurel CarterPenguin Canada, 2004 (Ages 11+)

REVIEW

“…The opening salvo of Anne Carter’s exceptionally fine novel is uttered by chief protagonist Meg Christie. In 1944, in Last Chance Bay, even the boys don’t often get off the ground…Meg’s desire to (learn to fly)has been sparked by the crash landing of transatlantic aviator Beryl Markham in a bog close to Meg’s home, and by Amelia Earhart’s feats and fates…at the book’s conclusion readers will soar with her.” The Globe & Mail, Sept.25, 2004

AWARDS

Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children 2005

Thematic Links: Mining, World War Two, Early Flight, Women’s Liberation