When I Was Eight

byChristy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-fentonIllustratorGabrielle Grimard

Picture Books | February 1, 2013

When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton
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Bestselling memoir Fatty Legs for younger readers.

Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father’s warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders’ school to learn.

The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores, but she remains undaunted. Her tenacity draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But the young girl is more determined than ever to learn how to read.

Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by stunning illustrations, When I Was Eight makes the bestselling Fatty Legs accessible to younger readers. Now they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us what power we hold when we can read.

Gabrielle Grimard has illustrated over 30 picture books, including When I Was Eight and Not My Girl for Annick Press. This is her first book as both author and illustrator. She lives in Quebec, Canada. Christy Jordan-Fenton lives in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Margaret Pokiak-Fenton is her children's grandmother. Jordan-Fenton pra...
Title:When I Was EightFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.03 X 9 X 0.09 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9.03 X 9 X 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554514908

ISBN - 13:9781554514908

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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