The Loxleys and the War of 1812

By (author): Mark Zuehlke

By (artist): Claude St Aubin

Double Award Winning Graphic Novel 2014 Alberta Book Awards Children’s/YA Book of the Year and Illustrated Book Award Winner.

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they’re torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government. The Loxley’s take part in key historical events and they deal with the realities of the war on their doorstep, the personal loss, setbacks and victories tied into the conflict.

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Reviews

“This large format graphic novel will have wide appeal because of its vibrantly coloured illustrations, attention to details, adventure, and variety of narrative voices. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” (Val Ken Lem for Canadian Materials)

“Alan Grant has crafted a truly engaging and emotional look at the War of 1812 through a family that lived on the Canadian side of Niagara….The Loxleys And The War Of 1812 is an excellent story of family and conflict; very engaging and appealing to all ages. Renegade has done a wonderful job of packaging this as an educational resource and hopefully librarians and educators will take advantage.” (Comic Book Daily)

“I am thrilled to see such impressive levels of quality employed in enabling others to relive important history. Entertaining and educational, this book deserves awards. But more than that, it deserves to be read.” – The Lottery Party Comic

“A deeply moving, informative, even-handed and intensely exciting tale of ordinary people moved to defend themselves against greed and aggression set against the backdrop of possibly the most ineptly handled, poorly executed war in history.” – Win Wiacek, Now Read This

“The Loxleys and The War of 1812 is a must-read. This book cannot come be more highly recommended. 4.5/5.” – Daniel Alvarez, Unleash the Fanboy

“It’s a terrific book, well deserving of a read by anyone at all interested in the period, and a powerful story of those caught up in war – at any time. Recommended.” – John Freeman, Down the Tubes

“A truly engaging and emotional look at the War of 1812. The Loxleys And The War Of 1812 is an excellent story of family and conflict; very engaging and appealing to all ages.” – Scott VanderPloeg, Comic Book Daily


Awards

  • Book Illustration of the Year Alberta Book Awards 2014, Winner
  • Children’s Young Adult Book of the Year Alberta Book Awards 2014, Winner
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    Details

    Dimensions:

    176 Pages
    11.19in * 7.57in * .58in
    720gr

    Published:

    December 18, 2013

    ISBN:

    9780992150808

    Language:

    eng

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