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Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far

Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far

  • Title: Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far
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  • ISBN : 9781770502949
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 56 pages


Award winning children s author, Anne Renaud, delivers another important chapter of Canada s history to young readers.From 1928 to 1971, a cavernous shed like building stood in Halifax harbor, welcoming than one million newcomers to Canada It also was the last view of home seen by close to 500,000 Canadian service personnel, as they sailed off to battle during World Award winning children s author, Anne Renaud, delivers another important chapter of Canada s history to young readers.From 1928 to 1971, a cavernous shed like building stood in Halifax harbor, welcoming than one million newcomers to Canada It also was the last view of home seen by close to 500,000 Canadian service personnel, as they sailed off to battle during World War II Across its threshold came the ebb and flow of home children and guest children, soldiers and war brides, refugees and displaced persons, carried to and from its doors by ocean liners, military ships and small sailing vessels For many, seeing the small cluster of buildings known as Pier 21 meant that their new lives were beginning This is a chronicle of Pier 21 and of those who passed through, some on their way to foreign lands to fight for freedom, and others on their way to becoming part of the growing nation of Canada


Author Anne Renaud

Anne Renaud is a life long Quebecker She received her Bachelor of Translation from Concordia University in Montreal Anne is the author of several picture books, as well as historical non fiction books for children, including, A Bloom of Friendship The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival, Island of Hope and Sorrow The Story of Grosse le, Pier 21 Stories from Near and Far, and Into the Mist




Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far Reviews (4)

  • Won copy in Goodreads Giveaway Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 welcomed than a million people into Canada and sent 500,000 brave soldiers to battle in World War Two This large shed like building in Halifax Harbour witnessed an incredible amount of hope, hardship, and history during this time PIER 21 [..]

  • won in Goodreads giveaway While I knew a bit about Pier 21 before reading this, having visited there a few years ago, I certainly learned from this book Concise and filled with plenty of illustrations, each two page spread also includes extra history bites and personal remembrances from some of the [..]

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