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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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Dear Justine Greening. If you could commission someone to write a British version of this and make it part of the primary PSHE/History curriculum, that would be awesome. Canada totally has the right idea on this.
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.
Jul 12, 2012 Shanelle rated it liked it
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.
Hoping for Home is a great read, especially for those interested in learning more about Canadian history, without having to commit to reading one long story. The diverse short stories in this book, as well as their historical background, make this book a must read, especially for Canada Day! ;)
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