Jacques’ Escape

By Anne C. Kelly
Trap Door Books
Ages 10+

One of the first two releases from a new publisher in Lunenburg, this middle-grade novel brings history to life, sharing the story of 14-year-old Jacques Terroit, during the Grand Deportation of 1755, when the British expelled most Acadian settlers from the region. When the Terroit family lands in Massachusetts, which is as familiar to them as the dark side of the moon, Jacques yearns to escape and join his older brother who is fighting for the French. Instead, he embarks on a journey where he learns what family and home really mean, and who he is as an Acadian. This is author Anne C. Kelly’s first novel.

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