I Know Here

I Know Here

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The little girl in this story lives in a trailer near a forest in Saskatchewan, where her father is building a dam. She knows and loves everything about the place, but the dam is nearly finished, and when summer comes the family will move to Toronto - a city marked by a big red star on the map at school.

"Have the people in Toronto seen what I've seen?" the little girl asks, thinking of her road, her school, the forest where she plays hide-and-seek and where the wolf howls at night, the hill where she goes tobogganing in winter... And with her teacher's help, she finds a way to keep everything she loves about home.

This simple, beautifully written story, complemented by Matt James's vibrant, imaginative illustrations, will resonate deeply with anyone who has had to leave their home for a new place

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Berkeley, CA : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2013.
Edition: Thirty-fifth anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781554983933
1554983932
Branch Call Number: j PO CROZA L
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: James, Matt 1973-- Illustrator

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Jul 11, 2010

The girl in the story tells about attending a one-room school in northern Saskatchewan, where she is the only child in Grade 3. The news that her family will be moving to Toronto comes as a shock, and she is determined to record all the things she loves about the only place she has known so far. Matt James' whimsical, surrealist paintings are a perfect match for a little girl's boundless energy.

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