Shin-chi's Canoe

Shin-chi's Canoe

Book - 2008
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When Shi-shi-etko returns for her second year at a residential school, she is accompanied by her six-year-old brother Shin-chi, to whom she gives the gift of a tiny cedar canoe to help him get through the difficult months until summer.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780888998576
0888998570
Branch Call Number: JP Campb
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: LaFave, Kim

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vpl_childrens Aug 04, 2016

A moving follow-up to Shi-shi-etko, this story tells of Shi-shi-etko's return for her second year at residential school, accompanied by her younger brother Shin-chi. As they are unloaded from the cattle truck at school, the young girl gives her brother a little wooden canoe, representing all the things they must keep hidden. At school, they are separated and are not allowed to speak to each other; their time is filled with going to mass, attending class for the half the day and working for the other half. Colourful, painterly illustrations capture the poignancy and drama of their experience.

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HdeBrus
Sep 15, 2015

A heartrendingly good story for young and old alike

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Bilalhussain
Apr 23, 2010

exalent book!

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Preiyanna101
Apr 23, 2010

This book was really sad, and this book is one of my favourite books =)

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Varun1212
Apr 20, 2010

It's a book about how a boy will act in school.

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Gerald562
Apr 20, 2010

Great book!

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Moyez
Apr 20, 2010

good book

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Leanna26
Apr 20, 2010

This is a really cool and kind of sad book.

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Max87
Apr 12, 2010

I knew it was an amazing book it was really good.

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holes123
Apr 06, 2010

i thought it was really good and
interesting

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HdeBrus
Sep 15, 2015

HdeBrus thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

VeganGreen Jan 22, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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HdeBrus
Sep 15, 2015

I heard about this book while listening to CBC Radio 3 during the closing week of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A wonderfully written story concerning our history that can be shared with young and old.

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