Shin-Chi's Canoe

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Title

Shin-Chi's Canoe

Description

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.
From House of Anansi

Creator

Nicola I. Campbell

Publisher

Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press

Date

August 1, 2008

Contributor

Kim Lafave (Illustrator)

Rights

Text Copyright, Nicola I. Campbell, 2008
Illustrations Copyright, Kim LaFave 2008
All rights reserved.

Format

Book, 40 pages, 21.6 x 1.3 x 21 cm

Language

English

Citation

Nicola I. Campbell , “Shin-Chi's Canoe,” Special Collections, accessed February 6, 2023, https://archive.fims.uwo.ca/specialcollections/items/show/302.