Rescue at Fort Edmonton
Twelve-year-old Janey doesn't want to leave her friends in Toronto and come to Edmonton to stay with a grandmother she barely knows. But a trip to historical Fort Edmonton Park alerts her to a disaster that she must prevent before time is up.
On Alberta Education’s Grade 4 Social Studies authorized reading list, (page 21)
Finalist for the Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Awards
Canadian Children's Book Centre 2005 Our Choice title
For ages 8+
Prequel to Rescue in the Rockies
Republished by NeWest Press in 2021
Available in print and e-book format
The accompanying free novel study guide adds depth to a classroom novel study, especially if a field trip to Fort Edmonton Park is planned.
Rita's author presentation, A Novel Tour of Alberta History, combines stories of Alberta's past with tales of her writing process.
Rescue at Fort Edmonton is part mystery, part thriller, part historical adventure--and a completely engaging read.
Though Janey causes a couple of catastrophes, she wants to be good, and she cares about the people she meets. This makes her appealing and makes the reader want to find out what all this time travel will mean to her. Recommended.
--Denise Moore, CM Magazine
Different from most time-slip novels in which the protagonists cannot influence their trips to the past but are drawn into them, Janey is pulled into history passively only the first time....Although the reader learns a lot of details about everyday life in the past and different stages of the town of Edmonton, it is Janey's development as a person that is the centre of interest.
--Miriam Richter, Canadian Literature