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Suzanne Martel (1924–2012)

Autor(a) de The King's Daughter

22+ Works 269 Membros 3 Críticas

About the Author

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Image credit: Picture of Suzanne Martel, author, taken by a family member in the late '70s

Obras por Suzanne Martel

Associated Works

The Canadian Children's Treasury (1994) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1924-10-08
Data de falecimento
2012-07-29
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Canada
Local de nascimento
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Local de falecimento
Ste-Adèle, Quebec, Canada
Locais de residência
Québec City, Québec, Canada (birth)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Educação
École des Ursulines, Quebec
University of Toronto
Ocupações
journalist
young adult writer
newspaper editor
novelist
adventure writer
Relações
Corriveau, Monique (sister)

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Suzanne Martel, née Chouinard, was born in Quebec City, Canada. Along with her sister Monique (later Monique Corriveau) she began writing as a child and created more than 40 fictional characters. Later these characters began the basis for their literary saga of the history of Quebec.
Suzanne studied at the École des Ursulines and the University of Toronto.

She worked as a journalist for the Quebec newspaper Le Soleil before becoming a freelance writer. She married Maurice Martel, a lawyer, with whom she had six sons. In 1963, she published her first novel for young people, the prize-winning Surréal 3000 (in English, The City Under Ground), now a classic and said to be the first science fiction novel in Quebec. In 1971, she founded the weekly children's publication Safari and served as its editor until it was sold in 1974. She is considered one of the greatest novelists of adventure both in Quebec and Canada. Among her most popular works was Jeanne, Fille du Roy (English: The King's Daughter, 1974), about one of the young Frenchwomen who emigrated to Canada in the 17th century.

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Très, très bon livre pour la culture Québécoise! Magnifique!
 
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Catherine_GV | 1 outra crítica | Jun 20, 2019 |
A YA post-apocalyptic about a civilization living underground for couple thousand years. Two young people discover a passage created by an earthquake that leads them to the surface. Here they find a civilization that has also survived.
Limited character development and unrealistic interactions between groups separated by 2000 years.
However, this book was enjoyable and reading did not leave a feeling of time wasted.
1 vote
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LamSon | Apr 17, 2009 |
Jeanne Chatel is an eighteen-year-old French orphan who is sent to New France (Canada) as a “King’s daughter” — basically, mail-order brides for the soldiers and trappers who settled this land back in the 1600s. Jeanne is strong-willed, spunky, and resourceful — all qualities that cause the nuns who raised her to despair, but which are going to stand her in good stead in this harsh new land.

Jeanne’s unfolding relationship with her new husband, Simon, follows every romance-novel cliche in the book — she dislikes him at first sight, he’s handsome but haughty and distant, and even when they begin to fall in love they are kept apart by various emotional hang-ups, including Jeanne’s jealousy of Simon’s dead wife. However, it’s such an appealing romance and they’re such great characters that I was easily able to forgive the cliches because I was really rooting for Simon and Jeanne to get past their issues and have a happy marriage.

Images of Native Canadians are also somewhat stereotypical here, but Martel does a fabulous job of capturing the feel of a time so remote from ours. She does particularly well, I think, at giving us a sense of the precariousness of life and all human happiness in that kind of world.
-http://compulsiveoverreader.wordpress.com/2008/01/15/the-kings-daughter-by-suzanne-martel-old-favourites-4/
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This book took a little time to get interesting but I LOVED it when I finished it and have read all the good parts again : )
… (mais)
 
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I_recommend | 1 outra crítica | Apr 7, 2009 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
22
Also by
1
Membros
269
Popularidade
#85,899
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
3
ISBN
46
Línguas
2

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