Island of Hope and Sorrow

Island of Hope and Sorrow

The Story of Grosse Île

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
7
1
Rate this:
From 1832 to 1937 more than four million people sailed across the Atlantic to the port of Quebec with the dream of creating better lives for themselves in the New World. During this period, a tiny island called Grosse Ile, located fifty kilometers downstream from the port, served as a quarantine station. Its mission was to prevent ship passengers from spreading diseases to the mainland. This is the story of the island, which served both as gateway and graveyard for the thousands of people who landed on its shores, and of the caring island workers who welcomed them.
From the Canadian Immigration series.
Publisher: Montreal : Lobster Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781897073544
1897073542
Branch Call Number: 971.4735 R395
Characteristics: 24 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Cheung, Aries 1960-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jennikasucks Apr 23, 2009

About average, it is the only non-fiction book I could read in one day. Oh ya. I like it because its short.

sk21 Apr 23, 2009

This is the first Non Fiction book I read. It was interesting and i learned things from reading this book.

Revolution Apr 02, 2009

I want to read this book

sk Mar 30, 2009

This book was awesome. The colourful background and pictures were what made me want to keep reading. It was short without being boring. The author made a great layout. Timelines, real stories and the legend were a great idea.

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

I loved the illustrations and pictures in this book, they really captured my attention. This was a very easy book to read and I think is perfect for every age level.

vc_angel Mar 30, 2009

I thought that this book was pretty cool, but sometimes it can be REALLY boring, so it's an average for me.

a
awake88
Mar 24, 2009

Nomination for the Red Maple award 2009

Summary

Add a Summary

sk Mar 30, 2009

A story about Grosse Ile in Quebec which was where immigrants from Europe stopped to be checked for diseases. The author shows the disasters that caused many immigrants to move. The is a huge map at the back of the book of Grosse Ile and where everything would be back in the 1830's.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top