Daughter of the Old Pioneer


It was a long way from Grey County, Ontario to the rich farmlands around Souris, Manitoba, but eight-year-old Nellie Mooney (McClung) with her family endured the hardships of the journey, and the harshness of prairie winters to establish their new home. Adapted from Nellie McClung’s autobiography A Clearing in the West.

About the Authors

Terry Leeder

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Terry Leeder

Terry Leeder is the author of several Frontiers and Pioneers history books, including A Fighting Lady, The Long Sault, The Great River, The Soldier's Son, Pioneer Among the Mountains, White Forehead of the Cypress Hills, Daughter of the Old Pioneer, Brand 9999, and Canadians in a Far Country.