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When I was eight
Title:
When I was eight
ISBN:
9781554514915

9781554514908
Publication Information:
Toronto : Annick Press, c2013.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note (Repeatable):
Adaption of: Fatty legs.
Abstract:
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 has traveled to a faraway land and stood against a tyrant, proving herself to be brave and clever.
Format:
Book