From There to Here

From There to Here

Book - 2014
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A little girl and her family have just moved across the country by train. Their new neighborhood in the city of Toronto is very different from their home in the Saskatchewan bush, and at first everything about "there" seems better than "here."

The little girl's dad has just finished building a dam across the Saskatchewan River, and his new project is to build a highway through Toronto. In Saskatchewan, he would come home for lunch every day, but now he doesn't come until supper. The family used to love to look at the stars, and the northern lights dancing in the night sky. But in the city, all they can see is the glare from the streetlights. All the kids used to run and play together, but now older brother Doug has his own friends.

Then one day there is a knock on the door. It is Anne, who lives kitty-corner and is also eight, going on nine, and suddenly living in Toronto takes on a whole new light.

Laurel Croza and Matt James have beautifully captured the voice and intense feelings of a young child who, in the midst of upheaval, finds hope in her new surroundings.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781554983650
Branch Call Number: j PO CROZA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: James, Matt 1973-- Illustrator


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Apr 21, 2015

I think what the girl did was kind of dumb because she could of waited for her dad because if she went her dad could of came home and she would of still be going to Toronto

Apr 16, 2015

I really like this book because of its beautiful pictures which really catch your attention and wants you to make you read more

Apr 15, 2015

I really liked this book! Its about a girl who has to move from her home in Saskatchewan to a new home in Toronto because of her dad's job. She compares her old home and lifestyle to her new one. By the way she words her comparisons, it sounds like she likes her old lifestyle and home better. I really love all of the illustrations and paintings in the book. They're so pretty! The one wish i have is that there isn't very much detail. But its still a good book!

Apr 12, 2015

Really interesting book

Apr 10, 2015

This book is little good but the drawing was good and the colour is good too!!!

Apr 08, 2015

Great colourful pictures that capture your attention but I didn't quite understand the story line over all it was a pretty good book

Apr 07, 2015

Nice story but odd drawings.

Apr 06, 2015

This book is fine, but i wished it gave more detail about the father.
When her father was going here and there it sort of sounded that he was busy.
This book was fine to me.

Apr 02, 2015

Here is a sentence form the book.Here.The carpet ,it smells new

Apr 01, 2015

The book is beautiful and that her dad comes every night and the part "there. A tarp of twinkle twinkle !

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Feb 19, 2015

This book is about a girl moving from Saskatchewan to Toronto, and what is different about them. She does not like living in Toronto, but than she makes a friend and is happy. The drawings were very beautiful in this book. I recommend this book.


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