All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts

All Fall Down The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts After her father dies Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the mining town of Frank Alberta Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel being chief caregiver to her

  • Title: All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts
  • Author: Jean Little
  • ISBN: 9781443119191
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After her father dies, Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the mining town of Frank, Alberta Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel, being chief caregiver to her little brother with Down Syndrome, and learning Morse code at the telegraph office.When the devastating Frank Slide buries much of the town, Abby must do all she can to help.After her father dies, Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the mining town of Frank, Alberta Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel, being chief caregiver to her little brother with Down Syndrome, and learning Morse code at the telegraph office.When the devastating Frank Slide buries much of the town, Abby must do all she can to help But a long buried family secret emerged just before the disaster and now she will have to wait for the dust to settle before getting the answers she so desperately wants.Inspired by two of her own relatives, one who helped run a telegraph office in the late 1800s and another who shares Abby s story and her family secret , Jean Little crafts a compelling story rich with emotion and historical detail.

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    1. I always or at least generally do much enjoy the Dear Canada series, and this comparatively recent instalment (from 2014) about Alberta's infamous Frank Slide is once again engaging (and enlightening), with a both lovable and astutely observant narrator, or rather diarist (Jean Little really does have a talent for giving authentic, believable voices to her characters, and I also appreciate the fact that she always and and with balance presents not only doom and gloom, that she shows both joy and [...]

    2. Well written and researched as all Jean Little's books are. This one tells the story of Abby who, along with her mother and siblings, move to Frank, Alberta when her father is killed. Abby's story is interesting, as she is responsible for her younger brother who has Down's Syndrome, and eventually discovers she was adopted as a small child. The disappointing part of the book is that the event it is supposedly about - the Frank Landslide of 1903 - plays a very minor role in the book. It doesn't e [...]

    3. This is Jean Little's fifth book in the Dear Canada series and an emotional tale probably best aimed at the older end of the recommended 8-12 age group. However, I found it somewhat different than the other books I've read in this series. The book isn't really about the Frank Slide; instead it is a story of a family with its own plot set against the historical setting where the Frank slide tragedy comes as the climax. The story deals with some excellent emotional topics. Starting with the death [...]

    4. This title is nominated for the 2016 hackmatack award in the fiction category.Although I studied Canadian history in university, I have to admit that I had never heard of Frank or the landslide of 1903 until I picked up this book. The writing was very descriptive, and it made me curious enough to jump online and check out the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre. I loved the characters in this book, especially Abby and Davy, and I really liked how the less agreable ones (like John and Olivia) managed [...]

    5. I liked it. I've been rediscovering my love for Dear Canada the last little while and this very much gives me cause to continue that revisit. I spoiled the "twist" by reading the ending which was disappointing but I feel like I would have figured it out without the spoil because not all of the hints were subtle. I also agree with other reviewers who say that they wish it focused more on the landslide. When reading the back was quite surprised to find that I had so much book to read before then. [...]

    6. I read this entire book in 2 hours because I wanted to know the family secret. By the time I got that far,I shrugged and thought I might as well finish it. I liked Abby and Davy and found her sister and especially her brother to be very cruel, though her sister at least started redeeming herself after they'd had chicken pox. I think her brother started drinking because of the way their father treated them and wouldn't be surprised to find the father was physically abusive as well, even if that w [...]

    7. In this latest book that is a part of the Dear Canada series, All Fall Down is about a young girl named Abby, who moves with her family to Frank, Alberta, after an incident involving her father. During the family's travels, as well as after their move, Abby learns more about who she is, as well as who her family is. Even through rough times, including during the landslide, Abby is bought closer to her family and friends at Frank, all while recording such events in her diary.

    8. I read this book primarily because we are planing on visiting Frank, Alberta this summer. It was an insightful look into this terrible natural disaster within the cultural context of 1903. I enjoyed the way Jean Little also addressed some other issues of the day, like a little brother with Downs Syndrome, and how that was perceived and dealt with in those days. Also, a really interesting twist in the story involving Abby Roberts herself. All in all a great read for Grade 3-5 student.

    9. I'm happy to finally see Alberta represented in the Dear Canada lineup, and in general I thought this book was well enough written to introduce children to the events surrounding the Frank Slide (which is, after all, what it's mostly meant for). However, the adoption subplot (actually, it was almost the main plot) was so painfully obvious that I was constantly rolling my eyes at Abby for not figuring it out sooner. So many blatant hints are dropped that I'd caught on by about the third page.

    10. This latest Dear Canada diary focuses not only on the historic Frank Slide in 1902 Alberta, but touches on the life of a young girl who is devoted to the care of her young brother with Down’s Syndrome. She struggles with secrets surrounding her family, prejudice, and guilt over her feeling about her father who dies leaving them with nothing. This dramatic story will appeal to girls ages eight to 12, who like real-life fiction

    11. My Favourite part was when Abby's brother survived. The worst part was when the avalanche happened. My favourite character was Abby because she refused to go to her friend's party because Bird said that her grandfather said the mountain would walk soon. There was no worst character. Auryn 12 years old, 2015

    12. Jean Little is one of my favourite authors and she did not disappoint with "All Fall Down". I really enjoyed reading this book and am quite happy about Little's decision on inclusivity (see 'About the Author'). Definitely recommend giving this a read, especially if you're interested in Canada's history.

    13. I've never read a Dear Canada title before, and I guess I've been unthinkingly pairing them with some of the really junky multiple-authors series out there, because I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed it, and how much I learned from it, and I will definitely be reading more!

    14. I really liked the story in this book and it was interesting learning about the Frank landslide. I do wish there'd been more of a focus on the landslide itself though, it kind of comes as an afterthought. It would have been interesting to see more of the aftermath.

    15. I really enjoyed this book. I liked how the author spaced out the main events so that the reader wouldn't get bored of the everyday entries.

    16. I forgot how much I loved this story and the characters. Jean Little is one of the best writers in the whole world and a national treasure for Canada.

    17. I loved this book! it was very fun to read and I often forgot this book was going to eventually have a tradgedy. I liked almost every character and loved seeing how they grew and developed. 5/5

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