Alone in an Untamed Land Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Alone in an Untamed Land

After their father dies of smallpox in the winter of 1666, thirteen-year-old Helene St. Onge and her older sister, sixteen-year-old Catherine, are left all alone in the world, their mother having died when Helene was a baby. Catherine decides they will leave France to make a new life in the New World. New France is mostly populated by men, and women are needed for their wives. Catherine will marry a settler, and Helene will help in her household until she is old enough to marry. But things do not go as planned. Catherine dies during the long sea voyage, and Helene finds herself arriving in New France, all alone in a strange new land. Helene must then struggle to build a new life for herself in this new world. She must contend with the brutal cold of winter, the hardships of day to day life in a new settlement, and her severe loneliness.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca Herman

Chapter Analysis of Alone in an Untamed Land

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   colonizing/settling in new area Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Alone in an Untamed Land

Maxine Trottier Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian