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When I Was Eight

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ISBN-10: 1554514916

ISBN-13: 9781554514915

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Gabrielle Grimard, Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

List price: $21.95
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Nothing will stop a strong-minded young Inuit girl from learning how to read. Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. She must travel to the outsiders' school to learn, ignoring her father's warning of what will happen there. The nuns at the school take her Inuit name and call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do chores. She has only one thing left -- a book about a girl named Alice, who falls down a rabbit hole. Margaret's tenacious character draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But she is more determined than ever to read. By the end, Margaret knows that, like Alice, she…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 0.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was a very young child. Born in Montreal, Canada, she studied Fine Arts at Concordia University. She began her career as a muralist, painting numerous walls in commercial buildings in the Montreal area. She now lives in the Eastern Townships with her chickens, two children, and husband, who is a wood boat builder. They share an old barn as their creative studio.

by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton ; artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes

Margaret Pokiak-Fenton spent her early years on Banks Island in the Arctic Ocean. She now lives in Fort St. John, British Columbia.