The Street Arab has been rated 4 out of 5 stars on Kobo.com
The Street Arab has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by the Ottawa Public Library!
The Street Arab - The Story of a British Home Child was launched at Upper Canada Village at a special event dedicated to the first British Home Child Day in Ontario on September 28, 2011.
"As the MPP for the Riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, I congratulate Sandra Joyce on taking the time to put thoughts into print. Thank you, Sandra, for sharing this with us, and for unlocking one of the many stories that would never have been told, if not for a loving descendant."
The Street Arab is a powerful novel about a boy, from a small mining town in Scotland, whose family is torn apart by the First World War and resulting poverty.
After foraging for food one day, Robbie returns home to find his family missing and suffers a horrific accident. With strength and determination, he forges ahead and is sent, along with countless other British Home Children, to Canada to begin a new life.
What awaits him is more than he could ever have imagined.
The Street Arab, written almost a century later, pays homage to the children involved in one of Canada’s largest immigration schemes. It is estimated that ten percent of Canadians are British Home Child descendants.