A Stranger at Home: A True Story
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About the Author
Christy Jordan-Fenton is the author of "Fatty Legs," which was named one of the 10 best children's books of 2010 by "The Globe and Mail." She is currently working on several children's stories, a novel for adults and a short story collection.
Margaret Pokiak-Fenton spent her early years on Banks Island in the Arctic Ocean. She now lives in Fort St. John, British Columbia.
Liz Amini-Holmes' illustrations have appeared in children's books, magazines and newspapers. She lives near San Francisco, California.
Without being graphic or overwhelming, the Fentons recreate a tragic moment in Canadian history through the innocent reflections of a child...a must for any classroom library.
This is a book everyone should read.--Betty Gelean"edwardsmagazinebookclub.com" (07/19/2011)
While it may not have the same drama and tension of the first memoir, this tale provides a compelling and moving story of a girl searching for the strength to find her place in the world.--Jody Kopple"School Library Journal" (12/01/2011)
This book realistically portrays the impact of residential school life on Aboriginal children.--Myra Junyk"Resource Links" (12/01/2011)
This tale provides a compelling and moving story of a girl searching for the strength to find her place in the world. The writing is unpretentious and accessible and readers who enjoyed the first book will find this an interesting follow-up. Vivid paintings are a beautiful accompaniment to the storytelling. Photographs from Pokiak Fenton's own collection add important points of reference for readers looking to visualize the characters and the unique setting of the Arctic Circle. A welcome addition to biography collections.--Jody Kopple"School Library Journal" (12/01/2011)
This memoir, detailing a woeful piece of Canadian history and demonstrating Margaret's strength of character, compassion, courage and her willingness to sacrifice herself for her family's sake, gives the reader a lot to ponder. Highly recommended.--Shelbey Krahn"Canadian Materials" (02/17/2012)