No time to say goodbye : children's stories of Kuper Island Residential School
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2001
Book
Related School
Kuper Island (BC)
Creators
Olsen, Sylvia
Contributors
Morris, Rita, Sam, Ann
Description
"No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to live at Kuper Island Residential School. The five are isolated on the small island and life becomes regimented by the strict school routine. They experience the pain of homesickness and confusion while trying to adjust to a world completely different from their own. Their lives are no longer organized by fishing, hunting and family, but by bells, line-ups and chores. In spite of the harsh realities of the residential school, the children find adventure in escape, challenge in competition, and camaraderie with their fellow students. 

Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always engrossing, No Time to Say Goodbye is a story that readers of all ages won’t soon forget."

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ISBN
1550391216
General Note
Illustrations by Connie Paul.
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