The Peacock (Orca Echoes) (Paperback)

The Peacock (Orca Echoes) By Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, Jaimie Macgibbon (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Peacock (Orca Echoes) (Paperback)


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What do you do about a peacock in your backyard?

World War II has just ended and Barbara is waiting for things to get back to normal. But, instead, her father has to travel to Europe, leaving their Toronto home behind. His company has a plan to give Jewish refugees jobs as tailors so they can immigrate to Canada with their families. So Barbara gets left with her rabble-rousing brothers and her melancholy mother...and a peacock that has just moved into the backyard. Her mother won't go near it, and it clearly needs some other place to call home. The zoo says they don't have room for another animal, but they can't tell her how many they have. So what's one more? Barbara comes up with a plan involving peanut butter cookies and her trusty wagon to bring the peacock to a safe home at the zoo--before winter hits.

Based on the true story of the author's own grandfather, Sam Posluns, who, along with several other Jewish business leaders, created the "Garment Workers' Scheme" (aka The Tailor Project). This was a way of unlocking Canada's harsh immigration laws and providing many refugees with a safer and happier future.

The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

Jennifer Tzvia MacLeod is a Canadian writer who lives in northern Israel. She writes award-winning books for Jewish kids and families, as well as fiction, nonfiction and poetry for a range of publications. She has won PJ Library's Author Incentive Award twice, along with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Crystal Kite Award, the only peer-selected award for excellence in the field of children's literature. Jaimie MacGibbon is a children's illustrator living in the small mountain town of Nelson in British Columbia. She is a self-taught artist who enjoys working with both traditional and digital media. Jaimie loves using expressive line work, playing with light and creating characters full of life. Her work celebrates the beauty of everyday life, curiosity and imagination.
Product Details ISBN: 9781459836457
ISBN-10: 1459836456
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Orca Echoes