As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry LoyieAs Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie

As Long as the Rivers Flow

byLarry Loyie, Constance BrissendenIllustratorHeather Holmlund

Paperback | September 4, 2005

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Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children''s Non-Fiction

In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children were forcibly taken from their families in order to erase their traditional languages and cultures.

As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of Larry Loyie''s last summer before entering residential school. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl and watches his grandmother make winter moccasins. He helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip.

Larry Loyie was born in Slave Lake, Alberta, where he spent his early years living a traditional Cree life. At the age of ten he was placed in St. Bernard''s Mission residential school Grouard, Alberta. He is the author of several plays, short stories and children''s stories dealing with native traditions, literacy and residential scho...
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Title:As Long as the Rivers FlowFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 7.25 X 1.27 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 7.25 X 1.27 inPublished:September 4, 2005Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888996969

ISBN - 13:9780888996961

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Editorial Reviews

"A haunting combination of art, story and document." - Toronto Star

"Holmlund''s realistic and detailed watercolors expertly illuminate events throughout the story, in vignettes, plates, and a few full-page pictures." - School Library Journal

"Loyie''s quite words and Holmlund''s authentic watercolor art capture the happy wilderness home..." - Booklist