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Home children (Canadian immigrants)

  • Auteur:
    Holubitsky, Katherine
    Sommaire:

    The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been...

  • Auteur:
    Graham, Genevieve
    Sommaire:

    The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England's streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true...

  • Auteur:
    Jackson, Freda
    Sommaire:

    Jane Priddle, a proper young Englishwoman, has lived a sheltered, genteel life. In 1897, she is offered a life-changing opportunity: she will travel to Canada's northwest frontier to search for young Billie Thomm. Surviving in the...

  • Auteur:
    Little, Jean
    Sommaire:

    Victoria Cope's family takes in a "Home Child", an orphaned or abandoned child from England brought to Canada to work as farm labourers or domestic servants at the turn of the century. Mary Anna is a sad, quiet child, who Victoria...

  • Auteur:
    Kohli, Marjorie, Bagnell, Kenneth, Pettit, Mary, Corbett, Gail H.
    Sommaire:

    In the early years after Confederation in Canada, the rising nation needed workers that could take advantage of the abundant resources. Until the time of the Depression, 100,000 impoverished children from the British Isles were sent...

  • Auteur:
    Young, Beryl
    Sommaire:

    "Charlie is a compelling account of an English boy who is sent to an orphanage following the death of his father because his heartbroken mother is too poor to feed her children. Separated from his family, Charlie works his way out...

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