Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration

This moving sequel to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's experience at residential school. Shi-shi-etko is about to return for her second year, but this time her six-year-old brother, Shin-chi, is going,too.

As they begin their journey in the back of a cattle truck, Shi-shi-etko tells her brother all the things he must remember: the trees, the mountains, the rivers and the salmon. Shin-chi knows he won't see his family again until the sockeye salmon return in the summertime. When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko gives him a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from their father.

The children's time is filled with going to mass, school for half the day, and work the other half. The girls cook, clean and sew, while the boys work in the fields, in the woodshop and at the forge. Shin-chi is forever hungry and lonely, but, finally, the salmon swim up the river and the children return home for a joyful family reunion.



Author - Campbell, Nicola
Format - Hardcover
Publisher - House of Anansi/Groundwood Books
Published - 2008-11-01

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  • SKN: 564826
  • ID: A4EB9969
  • UPC: 9780888998576
  • Brand: RainCoast Books
  • MFR Number: 8998576
  • Ship to Quebec: Yes
  • Maximum Order Quantity: 5
  • Toysrus Recommended Age: 3 - 6 years
  • Language: English
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  • Item Height: 8.29 inches
  • Item Length: 8.07 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.71 lbs
  • Item Width: 0.43 inches

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Shin-chi's Canoe - English Edition

SKN: 564826

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