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Goodbye Buffalo Bay

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Drama and humour combine in Goodbye Buffalo Bay by award-winning Cree author Larry Loyie. The sequel to the award-winning book As Long as the Rivers Flow and the award-finalist When the Spirits Dance Goodbye Buffalo Bay is set during the author's teenaged years. In his last year in residential school, Lawrence learns the power of friendship and finds the courage to stand u ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Theytus Books
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Carrie Froese
A Canadian book about residential schools, friendship and moving beyond anger. Cree author, Larry Loire, shares his very personal story of the realities of his residential school experience, and the possibility of emerging beyond it to realize dreams. Gr. 4-7 audience.
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is about residential school, and how a boy lost his traditional skills and learned the way of a white man, during his stay at R.S. (Residential School) he has been doing hard work for the teachers there. His last year there he learned about friendship and courage, He was sent back to Buffalo Bay and was taught everything he knew all over again, he worked multiple jobs and travelled to a lot of different places.

I would recommend this book to other readers, because this book is interesti
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A marvelous sequel to Loyie's picture book memoir, As Long as the Rivers Flow but with an older audience in mind - Loyie not only movingly evokes the trauma of the Residential Schools on the children shows how the losses of language, culture and traditions affect family interactions as well AND how little prepared these children were by the second-rate "education" the schools provided. It is a moving and poignant book that needs to be shared!
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the true story of Larry Loyie, the Cree author. Larry tells of his experiences in the St. Bernard Mission residential school. I suppose the people that worked at those schools thought they were doing good work, but we now look back on it with horror. How can people actually bully the children they are trusted to care for?
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-students
I learned a lot about residential schools from this story, but the actual plot wasn't overly exciting or engaging. Read with Grade 7 students and while they took important information away from it, they had a hard time getting through it.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5. A sad honest story of life in residential school.
Kelly Mahaney
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Target audience is tween.
Bibiana Rolston
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well-written story about one child's experience at a residential school. Unbelievable that the last residential school was closed in 1998! The cruelty of those running the school is appalling.
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