Sit

Sit

Stories

Book - 2017
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"The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice."--
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781773060866
Characteristics: 139 p. ; 20 cm

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MissAnnie Jul 17, 2018

The children in each of these stories are dealing with some of this world's most shameful circumstances. Here you will find a child's eye view of child labour, the holocaust, divorce, alcoholism, natural disasters, incarceration and the migrant experience. Yet, the stories celebrate the resilience and perseverance of children that find themselves in these circumstances. We are skilfully drawn into the lives of each of these children and empathize which each one. A great resource for the classroom.

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muffinpopcorn
Jul 02, 2018

Different kind of writing/ book by the Author but still quite good . Sad in places and makes one realize just how appreciative we should be , even for the simple things we take for granted in Canada . Powerful little book ! And yes , it would be great to have a sequel to this book .

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mischa_west_coast
Mar 28, 2018

AWESOME book. Powerful and very well written. Looking forward to more from this author.

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mlp_1
Jan 02, 2018

this book was amaing and kept me interested all the way:) I loved reading this book..... if only there were a sequal!

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3je82rs9
Oct 13, 2017

The collection of short stories in 'SIT' by Deborah Ellis is throughly enjoyable.

In every story, a chair in some form is a key feature. The chair appears in far away places, such as in India, where a young boy works in a factory that makes chairs to the everyday "Time Out" chair.

Ellis revisits the first story at the end of her collection and includes a follow-up story with the young Indian boy.

Choose any story at random and enjoy!

Thank you GoodReads for the book.

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