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The year is 1935 and Maggie Sullivan's world has fallen apart. Maggie has grown up in a close-knit mining community perched atop a mountain in British Columbia. But now her father has been killed in a mine explosion and she is being forced to leave the only home she has ever known. To make matters worse, she must also leave behind her best friend Lucky, the three-legged dog that was a special gift from Pa.
About the Author
Dianne was born in Vancouver but has lived in many parts of B.C. including Port Alberni, Trail, Castlegar, and White Rock. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UBC and a combined Master's degree in Adult Education and Counselling from the University of Toronto. Dianne has worked as an elementary school teacher, a computer trainer, and a writer for educational television. She is a member of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and CANSCAIP.
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The stick rose, and then it smacked down hard on Lucky's back. Maggie watched in horror as Lucky toppled over the edge of the cliff.