Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children were forcibly taken from their families in order to erase their traditional languages and cultures.

As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl and watches his grandmother make winter moccasins. He helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.



Author - Loyie, Larry
Format - Softcover
Publisher - House of Anansi/Groundwood Books
Published - 2005-09-01

Additional Information

  • SKN: 564823
  • ID: 343EFB6A
  • UPC: 9780888996961
  • MFR Number: 8996961
  • Ship to Quebec: Yes
  • Toysrus Recommended Age: 8 - 12 years
  • Language: English

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  • Item Height: 10.00 inches
  • Item Length: 7.28 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.33 lbs
  • Item Width: 0.13 inches

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As Long as the River Flows - English Edition

SKN: 564823

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