Strange School, Secret Wish Paperback – Sep 1 2001
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"Overall this is a pleasant story, with a unique setting that will introduce students to a chapter of Canadian history in a rural community."(Gillian Richardson Resource Links 2002-02-01)
"Gold's tender storytelling and careful research make this work enjoyable and educational."(Howard Bokser Concordia University Magazine 2002-06-01)
The year is 1927, and the Merril children are once again in school – but one that's unlike any other. For 10 months out of the year their school, set up in a Northern Ontario railway care that also serves as their home, is on the move. Theirteen-year-old Jenny Merrill loves life on the tracks, but she has a secret wish. She's fallen in love with a violin on page 244 of the Eaton's catalogue. But how will she get the money to pay for it?
About the Author
Bernice Gold lives in Montreal, Quebec.