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Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far

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Following up the critically acclaimed Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Ile, award-winning children's author, Anne Renaud, delivers another important chapter of Canada's history to young readers. Beautiful prose and eye-catching visual elements bring the story of Pier 21 to life.
From 1928 to 1971, a cavernous shed-like building stood in Halifax harbor, welcoming more than one million newcomers to Canada. It also was the last view of home seen by close to 500,000 ...

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Overview

Following up the critically acclaimed Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Ile, award-winning children's author, Anne Renaud, delivers another important chapter of Canada's history to young readers. Beautiful prose and eye-catching visual elements bring the story of Pier 21 to life.
From 1928 to 1971, a cavernous shed-like building stood in Halifax harbor, welcoming more than one million newcomers to Canada. It also was the last view of home seen by close to 500,000 Canadian service personnel, as they sailed off to battle during World War II. Across its threshold came the ebb and flow of home children and guest children, soldiers and war brides, refugees and displaced persons, carried to and from its doors by ocean liners, military ships and small sailing vessels. This is a chronicle of Pier 21 and of those who passed through, some on their way to foreign lands to fight for freedom, and others on their way to becoming part of the growing nation of Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Renaud captures the human side of immigration... She has the gift of succinctly capturing events with poignant and evocative language."
Midwest Book Review
"...A fact-filled books for young people... a surprisingly detailed resource that brings the dock's rich history to vibrant life. Enthusiastically recommended for children's library Canadian History shelves."
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"...A great addition to Canadian social studies programs [which] serve as a springboard for further research into the multicultural nature of Canada's present population."
Montreal Review of Books
"Well-researched and well-designed, with colourful illustrations by Aries Cheung, and enhanced by the reminiscences of individuals who remember their arrival in Canada, the book feels like a visit to a particularly interesting museum."
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"The books offers many intriguing details of twentieth-century history, seen through one historically significant Canadian site."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897073704
  • Publisher: Lobster Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Series: Canadian Immigration Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

"Anne Renaud lives in Westmount, Quebec, and is a descendant of English, Irish, and French immigrants. Through the course of her research for this book, she discovered that the ship on which her grandmother sailed to Canada in 1907 had made a stop at Grosse Ile before the family settled in Richmond, Quebec. Anne's first children's book, A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival, was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award, and the Red Cedar Book Award."
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