Migrant

Hardcover | March 5, 2011

byMaxine TrottierIllustratorIsabelle Arsenault

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A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children''s Books of 2011, an Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Honour Book, and finalist for the Governor General''s Award: Children''s Illustration and Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children''s Book Awards: Picture Book

Each spring Anna leaves her home in Mexico and travels north with her family where they will work on farms. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall. Sometimes she feels like a jack rabbit living in an abandoned burrow, as her family moves into an empty house near the fields. But most of all she wonders what it would be like to stay in one place.

The Low German-speaking Mennonites from Mexico are a unique group of migrants who moved from Canada to Mexico in the 1920s and became an important part of the farming community there. But it has become increasingly difficult for them to earn a livelihood, and so they come back to Canada each year as migrant workers in order to survive. And while they currently have the right to work in Canada, that right may be challenged. Working conditions are difficult for all migrant workers, most of whom have to leave families far behind. And yet countries like Canada and the United States benefit greatly from their labor.

Beautifully written by Maxine Trottier and imaginatively illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, this book describes what it is like to be a child in a migrant family.

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A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011, an Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Honour Book, and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration and Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Picture Book Each spring Anna leaves her home in Mexico and travels north with her family where they will work on farms. Sometim...

Maxine Trottier has written many award-winning children's books, including The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children), Claire's Gift (Mr. Christie's Book Award), Sister to the Wolf (Society of School Librarians International Honor Book) and Under a Shooting Star (Geoffrey Bilson Award Finalist). She was inspired to write Migrant after spending summers in Le...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8.75 × 9.5 × 0.4 inPublished:March 5, 2011Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888999755

ISBN - 13:9780888999757

Appropriate for ages: 4

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