2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Review for Call Me Aram

Another big thank you goes out to Lori at Fitzhenry & Whiteside for sending me this great little book for review.

TITLE: Call me Aram

AUTHOR: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

GENRE: Children's Books

RATING: 4 Stars

Call me Aram is a children's book, but more than that, it is a wonderful look into a part of Canadian history that has not gotten much attention in the past. Although I am Canadian, I actually knew very little about the Georgetown Boys.

The Georgetown Boys were a group of orphans who were brought into to Canada, from the US in the 1920's after they managed to escape a Genocide in 1915. This true story takes a brave look at how difficult it was for these boys to adapt to a different culture - to learn new things and also to forget the old things - those things that must certainly have made a lasting impression on them.

This book is not huge, but the storyline is extremely well done, the details are rich and the author has a way of telling the story that will keep older and newer readers engaged.

I also must comment on the beautiful drawings in this book - vivid colors, great attention to detail which adds immensely to an already rich book.

This is a great read for readers of all age.


Polo.Pony said...

Thanks for the book review, how do you think a young child would like it? Would it be as attractive to them as others do you think?

Tina said...

I think this is a little too old for a younger child.

Marsha Skrypuch said...

Thanks so much for the great review!

Melanie said...

Skrypuch writes books about little known elements of Canadian history that I find fascinating, besides the fact that she is a very good writer. I really liked Hope's War with its Ukrainian themes.

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

This looks like a great book. I remember learning about the Georgetown Boys in school. Thanks for the review!

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