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Can Simon's father really be a traitor? Could there be truth in what some people are saying? Did he leave his lookout post and allow General Wolfe's troops access to the cove of Anse au Foulon and the whole of New France? All is revealed in this historical novel set against the backdrop of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the close of a glorious period in the history of French Canada. The main characters are Simon and Mathilde, two young accomplices who attempt the impossible with amazing cool-headedness: to save their motherland.
Published as part of the "Atout Histoire" series and written to awaken an interest in history, this novel does not take an overly didactic approach. Trente minutes de courage is easy to read and highly entertaining.