Migrant

Migrant

Book - 2011
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Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jackrabbit in an abandoned burrow, since her family occupies an empty farmhouse near the fields, sometimes like a kitten, as she shares a bed with her sisters . . . But above all Anna wonders what it would be like to be a tree rooted deeply in the earth, watching the seasons come and go, instead of being like a "feather in the wind."
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780888999757
Branch Call Number: E TRO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Arsenault, Isabelle

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Another example where illustrator Isabelle Arsenault pairs up with a brilliant author; in this book Maxine Trottier, to create a picture book of artistic excellence. Aresenault's collage and simple pencil work are superb. I can't help but think of poet Mary Oliver's poem, Wild Geese when I read this harsh and exciting picture book.

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