Book - 2005
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"Before leaving for a residential school, Shi-shi-etko spends her last days at home appreciating nature's beauty, and her mother, father, and grandmother each share valuable teachings that they want her to remember."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780888996596
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Additional Contributors: LaFave, Kim


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vpl_childrens Aug 04, 2016

"Dear Grandfather Tree, please keep my memories and my family safe. I will be home in the spring." Shi-Shi-etko connects with all the treasures of her family and community in the few days before she must leave to attend residential school. The story is poetically written with beautiful illustrations.

Sep 26, 2010

A topic that is not written about very often which depicts a sad time in Canadian/American history when children were taken away from their families to be "integrated" at government-run boarding schools. Shi-she-etko is a young native girl who wants to hold on to her memories and gathers them in a little pouch to take with her to the boarding school. Beatiful dreamlike illustrations.


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A young Aboriginal girl counts down her last four days before leaving her home when she is to be sent to a residential school.

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