|Plot Summary of Footsteps in the Snow|
|"Twelve-year-old Isobel Scott begins her diary at sea in July 1815, as her family travels from Scotland to Canada, hoping for a better life. Her mother has just died, and Isobel feels lost without her. When they finally reach Canada, a long journey overland to where they will settle still lies ahead. After two months they finally reach their destination, only to be told they must turn back because there are not enough supplies for them to spend the winter there. Isobel continues to describe in her diary her life over the next year as her family suffers many hardships while trying to build their new life. They have to deal with harsh weather, poor living conditions, and not enough food."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Footsteps in the Snow|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
The Americas (not US):
- sail boat
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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