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Hoping for Home: Stories of Arrival (Dear Canada)
In these eleven original stories, characters bravely face the challenges of settling into a new life. In this wonderful new short story anthology, eleven of Canada's top children's authors contribute stories of immigration, displacement and change, exploring the frustration and uncertainty those changes can bring. Told in first-person narratives, this collection features a ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published 2011 by Scholastic Canada
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Too many of the stories were events covered by Dear Canada in separate books so they felt unoriginal. Several didn't go with the theme of the collection. Two characters had the same name. One story made absolutely no sense. Couldn't get interested in the characters since they were only given short stories. At least the Christmas collections are about characters readers are already familiar with.
Aug 15, 2012 Shanelle rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to read about Canadian history
Another book from the Dear Canada series, this time featuring a collection of short stories by popular children's writers. Hoping for Home includes short stories featuring male main characters, which provides a different outlook from the traditional female main characters.