B.J. Bayle's Battle Cry at Batoche was a Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, while Perilous Passage, about explorer and mapmaker David Thompson, was nominated for a Red Maple Award. Also the author of Shadow Riders, about the RCMP's early history, she lives in Cochrane, Alberta.
B.J. Bayle’s Historical Fiction 4-Book Bundle
This special four-book collection features stories of bravery and courage about early settlers and their relationships with the indigenous peoples of Canada. B.J. Bayle's young adult fiction brings Canada's past alive on the page.
Red River Rising
In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading empires.
In 1874 Rob McCann and his adopted Native brother Luke frantically chase after the thieves who have stolen their horses and wounded their father. They seek out the help of the North-West Mounted Police, and as Colonel George French attempts to escort the boys home, the brothers tag along with the NWMP men on an 800-mile journey.
Battle Cry at Batoche
Ben Muldoon witnesses the struggle of the Metis and Cree in the Saskatchewan River Valley in 1885. He is caught between his loyalty to a friend and the authority of an uncle.
In 1809, Peter, a victim of amnesia, embarks on a series of amazing adventures with David Thompson, soon to become a famous explorer and mapmaker.