Home Children Bundle

Overview

In the early years after Confederation in Canada, the rising nation needed workers that could take advantage of the abundant resources. Until the time of the Depression, 100,000 impoverished children from the British Isles were sent overseas by well-meaning philanthropists to solve the colony’s farm-labour shortage. They were known as the "home children," and they were lonely and frightened youngsters to whom a new life in Canada meant only hardship and abuse. This bundle of titles tells the entire story from many angles and in its many facets, from historical recounting, to genealogical information, to the personal story one such child, Mary Janeway.

Includes:

  • The Golden Bridge
  • The Little Immigrants
  • Mary Janeway
  • Nation Builders
  • Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?

About the Authors

Mary Pettit

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Mary Pettit

Mary Pettit is well-known for her interest in home children. The success of her first book on the young Mary Janeway has taken Mary on numerous speaking engagements and into a studio to record a widely praised audio version of her book for the CNIB's talking books. Her first book was also translated into Braille in the U.K. She lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Gail H. Corbett

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Gail H. Corbett

Gail Helena Corbett was born in Peterborough, Ontario and is a graduate of Queen's University. She is a teacher, has published in various periodicals, and is the editor of Famous Canadian Artists and the highly successful anthology, Portraits. Gail is the author of Country Churches, Literary Sketches, and Katherine Wallis.

Marjorie Kohli

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Marjorie Kohli

Marjorie Kohli was born in Calgary, Alberta, and spent her formative years migrating, with her military family, through the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba before settling in Waterloo, Ontario. A graduate of the University of Waterloo (UW), she worked at UW as a computer consultant from 1969 until 2003.

Kenneth Bagnell

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Kenneth Bagnell

Kenneth Bagnell grew up in Nova Scotia and moved to Toronto in the sixties to pursue a career in journalism. He has worked with the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and has received various awards for magazine writing and editing. He is also a renowned public speaker.