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Migrant by Maxine Trottier

Migrant (edition 2011)

by Maxine Trottier, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)

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Authors:Maxine Trottier
Other authors:Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
Info:Groundwood Books (2011), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Multicultural, Picture books
Tags:Canada, migration, German, Mexico, family, change, identity, hope, moving, picture book

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Migrant by Maxine Trottier



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a little girl moves to a new place and she feels like she is all these different animals that migrate also.
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  TUCC | Dec 2, 2016 |
I struggled, but could not get over my distaste for the art. Unfortunately, distaste might be an understatement, as it's so strong it distracted me from the text. I think the story was well-told, and I think the girl's imaginative talents resonate with the reader....
The concept of the book is definitely creative. It's an interesting subject, and an important one for children to learn about as the world community grows closer but remains diverse.

But I'm still confused, because the second panel of end notes is mostly hidden by my library's markings. These folk travel from Mexico to Canada (by horse and buggy?) every growing season, returning south every winter? How many families live like this (a few hundred, several thousands)?

I should do research, I guess...?"
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Migrant would of been a perfect book for me to read as a kid. I came to America when I was only seven, I did not speak English nor did I have any friends. I was sadden to see kids who lived in their neighborhood their entire lives because I also wanted to belong to a community like that. This book is great for children who move around as they can relate to Ana.
  jenmarin09 | Dec 5, 2015 |
Migrant by Maxine Trottier is a fictional children's picture book. This story is told from a little girl's perspective who comes from a big family of immigrant workers. They travel from job to job finding work that changes with the seasons. This little girl has a very colorful creative imagination that helps her through the day and form traveling from place to place. She just wants a place to call home forever.
Well reading this book I thought about how many many children felt at the turn of century traveling form job to job, put myself in there shoes. That would not be a fun place to be. No place feels like home. Once you get settled, you leave. That is a very hard thing. This book would be great to use in the classroom given the historical aspect, but also children could relate to as well. Some children could relate more than others, military families, low-income families who have to move, divorced families, and so on. Many could relate to the little girls perspective, hiding in her creative perfect world from the hurtful world. Honestly, the illustrations were not my favorite. They were pastel, lightly colored/sketched drawings that had a lot going on the papers. ( )
  manderson20 | Nov 23, 2015 |
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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."

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Anna, the daughter of migrant farm workers, feels like different animals as she follows her family as they travel looking for work.

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