The Reluctant Canadian: Inspired By The True Story Of A Canadian Home Child

Paperback | December 12, 2012

byBrad BarnesEditorElizabeth Bond

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This fictional story is inspired by Canada's real-life Child Immigration Scheme, a largely forgotten program that brought upwards of 100,000 supposedly orphaned and abandoned British children to Canada to act as much-needed farm labourers and servants ("home children") from 1860 to the 1920s. The Reluctant Canadian follows the unforgettable and haunting journey of Sidney, a spirited victim of this immigration scheme who, after the death of his father, is taken from his mother and placed in a London orphanage. When eight-year-old Sidney is sent to Canada to live with new parents, he soon learns that his appointed guardian is the furthest thing from a father figure that he can imagine. As Sid comes of age amidst heartache and abuse, he struggles to retain his hope of one day returning home to his family. But as he desperately tries to escape his circumstances and free himself from the hold that the scheme has on him, he finds that he's been marked for life by the program that supposedly wanted to help him.

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This fictional story is inspired by Canada's real-life Child Immigration Scheme, a largely forgotten program that brought upwards of 100,000 supposedly orphaned and abandoned British children to Canada to act as much-needed farm labourers and servants ("home children") from 1860 to the 1920s. The Reluctant Canadian follows the unforget...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1460211464

ISBN - 13:9781460211465

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