Boy With an R in His Hand, The

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by James Reaney

The Boy with an R in His Hand tells the story of two orphan brothers who arrive in York from the Red River Settlement in 1826 and quickly become involved with the complex politics of Upper Canada. Joel, the elder brother, aligns himself with the Family Compact and his overbearing, stuffy uncle, while Alex, more imaginative and courageous, becomes an apprentice to William Lyon Mackenzie at the Colonial Advocate. There he (and the reader) learn in some detail about Mackenzie’s press and the art of type-setting. Alex, rather improbably, ‘‘had it set up right, and from that moment on his progress in the skill of type-setting was... like a house on fire.’’

Ages 14 and up

Time Period: 1826

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