This short novel centers around Aram, a survivor of the Armenian genocide in Turkey during World War I, and his decision to immigrate to Canada, eventually settling at an orphanage in Georgetown, Ontario. There are few novels and non-fiction books for children on this subject, and even fewer on survivors immigrating to Canada, so this is a welcome addition. The author brought the time period to life, and vividly depicted the journey through Europe to Canada. I was particularly struck by the constant references to food, which, to boys who were used to having little to eat, meant so much to them. The author's description of a boy eating a buttered biscuit made me want to go bake some! I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in human rights and in the immigrant experience.