War of 1812: Western Hooves of Thunder: McArthur's raid against the Six Nations along the Grand River Territory, November 1814.
Author: Zig Misiak
Illustrator: Scott Paterson
Publisher: Real People History
Soft cover, 40 pages, [C] 2009
There is a trend now toward visual presentations being part of the text in reporting. This is evident in all media publications aimed at educating a maximum number of readers in the few minutes they devote to reading.
Zig Misiak's book appeals to this large group in every community. It is primarily written, however, for children, especially if they know or have learned a little bit of their history and geography of the Grand River area of Ontario.
Carefully planned and drawing from the author's experience, this picture history book is divided into significant time frames that image the major events leading to McArthur's raid at the end of the War of 1812.
Adding immeasurably to the understanding of the events in the text are the large and colourful illustrations by re-enactor Scott Paterson that draw the reader in to find meaning and understanding of the events two hundred years ago that impacted the lives and actions of First Nation people and white settlers under attack.
Look for future books by Zig Misiak (now being researched) about Queenston, Chippewa and the siege of Fort George.
Reviewed by Grietje R. McBride UE, B.Sc.
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|Author:||McBride, Grietje R.|
|Publication:||The Loyalist Gazette|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 22, 2012|
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