Charlie

Charlie

A Home Child's Life in Canada

Book - 2009
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The story of the 100,000 British children who came to Canada as child immigrants between 1870 and 1938 is not well known. Yet the descendants of these "Home Children" number over four million people in Canada today. The author is one of them. Charlie was her father. "Charlie" is a compelling account of a poor English boy who works his way out of poverty to eventually become a high-ranking member of the RCMP. Charlie's story, like many others, is an inspiring part of our Canadian heritage, and will fascinate adults as well as children.

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781554702008
1554702003
Branch Call Number: 363.2092 HAR 2009
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm

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nickandhoon
Mar 17, 2012

I loved this book about this home child. it was one of the best nonfiction books i've ever read.

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CHARLES D. WILSON
Dec 12, 2011

my name is charlie

Sabrinatheteenagewitch Apr 05, 2011

This book was amazing! It was a sad story, but the moral was great. It shows how when times are tough, all you need to do is keep your head up and just hope for the best! I could not put this book down, some parts even made me tear up! I Totally give this book 5/5 stars!

HellsDaughter Mar 31, 2011

Intresting story, but not evoking to change something.

ReallyRandom Mar 22, 2011

Good book. The cover may not look super exciting, but it's actually a good book. A very intersting story, too. I liked it.

jdsncb23 Feb 25, 2011

Interesting topic. It helps that the author has a personal connection to Charlie's story. While this is true, I found that this story went on a little too long. I would also have liked to see a few more pictures from the time.

member_bookclub Feb 15, 2011

Good Book. More about history. It's about an English immigrant in the 20th century coming to canada as a young boy

booksr2cool Feb 15, 2011

This book was good but not great. I found some parts of the book way too repetitive.

lms Jan 02, 2011

a piece of Canadian past that is, by today's standards, shocking. A Red Maple Award selection.

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