Shin-chi's Canoe

byNicola CampbellIllustratorKim Lafave

August 1, 2008|
Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola Campbell
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Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration

This moving sequel to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's experience at residential school. Shi-shi-etko is about to return for her second year, but this time her six-year-old brother, Shin-chi, is going, too.

As they begin their journey in the back of a cattle truck, Shi-shi-etko tells her brother all the things he must remember: the trees, the mountains, the rivers and the salmon. Shin-chi knows he won't see his family again until the sockeye salmon return in the summertime. When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko gives him a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from their father.

The children's time is filled with going to mass, school for half the day, and work the other half. The girls cook, clean and sew, while the boys work in the fields, in the woodshop and at the forge. Shin-chi is forever hungry and lonely, but, finally, the salmon swim up the river and the children return home for a joyful family reunion.

Nicola I. Campbell is Interior Salish and Metis, and she grew up in British Columbia''s Nicola Valley. She is the author of Shi-shi-etko (Aboriginal Children''s Book of the Year) and Shin-chi''s Canoe (TD Canadian Children''s Literature Award, Governor General''s Award Finalist for Illustration, USBBY Outstanding International Books), ...
Title:Shin-chi's Canoe
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 8.13 X 8.5 X 0.41 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 8.13 X 8.5 X 0.41 in
Published:August 1, 2008
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9780888998576

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