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Between 1863 and 1949 over 100,000 children were immigrated from the UK to Canada. Known as the British Home Children, today Canada is home to over four million of their descendants, yet most Canadian's are completely unaware of their story! Author Lori Oschefski's passion for the British Home Children stems from the need to help her mom, a surviving child migrant; and then Between 1863 and 1949 over 100,000 children were immigrated from the UK to Canada. Known as the British Home Children, today Canada is home to over four million of their descendants, yet most Canadian's are completely unaware of their story! Author Lori Oschefski's passion for the British Home Children stems from the need to help her mom, a surviving child migrant; and then others as she found people desperately seeking help. In 2012 she created the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association, which, in its third year now, quickly moved to the forefront of the British Home Child Awareness Movement in Canada. It is the first organization of its kind to use social media to function, and to promote the BHC story with unprecedented and unparalleled success. Bleating of the Lambs is a compelling collection of BHC information and stories.


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Between 1863 and 1949 over 100,000 children were immigrated from the UK to Canada. Known as the British Home Children, today Canada is home to over four million of their descendants, yet most Canadian's are completely unaware of their story! Author Lori Oschefski's passion for the British Home Children stems from the need to help her mom, a surviving child migrant; and then Between 1863 and 1949 over 100,000 children were immigrated from the UK to Canada. Known as the British Home Children, today Canada is home to over four million of their descendants, yet most Canadian's are completely unaware of their story! Author Lori Oschefski's passion for the British Home Children stems from the need to help her mom, a surviving child migrant; and then others as she found people desperately seeking help. In 2012 she created the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association, which, in its third year now, quickly moved to the forefront of the British Home Child Awareness Movement in Canada. It is the first organization of its kind to use social media to function, and to promote the BHC story with unprecedented and unparalleled success. Bleating of the Lambs is a compelling collection of BHC information and stories.

36 review for Bleating of the Lambs: Canada's British Home Children

  1. 4 out of 5

    EmJay

    I understand that my original review was inadvertently removed and I have been asked, by the author, to resubmit it. I am pleased to do so. I have had the opportunity to read this book and found it to be not only a worthwhile read, but one of significance. Lori Oschefski is both a contributor and author, as stated on the cover of the book. Both roles were important in the creation of a book that introduces us to, reminds us about, or encourages a further curiosity into an important era in Canadia I understand that my original review was inadvertently removed and I have been asked, by the author, to resubmit it. I am pleased to do so. I have had the opportunity to read this book and found it to be not only a worthwhile read, but one of significance. Lori Oschefski is both a contributor and author, as stated on the cover of the book. Both roles were important in the creation of a book that introduces us to, reminds us about, or encourages a further curiosity into an important era in Canadian history. There are other individuals who also authored stories in this little gem of a book, and I found it especially meaningful to read those experiences that were told by adults who were once those home children. I appreciate that such a book has been written and is available to us all, whether we had a connection or not to a British Home Child. EmJay

  2. 4 out of 5

    John Sheppard

    This book is a great collection of true stories that give true insights into the lives of a cross section of British Home Children. The importance of these stories cannot be overstated. There are very few living British Home Children and Lori honours them all by taking the time to tell their stories in print, to ensure they are recorded for all time, before it is too late. What a disgrace it would be if these stories were allowed to be lost from history. Well done Lori

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    I became interested in this book, and the plight of BHC, because my husband's grandmother was a BHC. I read the first half very quickly but found the subject matter so sad that I put it down for several months although it always sat on my bedside table waiting for me to pick it up again, which I did this week! The stories are often heartbreaking but need to be told and remembered. Well done, Lori Oschefski, for putting this book together.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Print Teach

    I'm all in favour of people with interesting stories writing books. In fact, it's an essential way of changing the world. But why, oh why, don't people get the book proofread before it goes public? This is an amazing story. The book is full of fascinating information. It should be - could be - a publication that starts meaningful dialogues and makes things happen. Unfortunately, no one used a proofreader. As a result, it's grammatically incorrect, strewn with spelling mistakes, contradicts itself I'm all in favour of people with interesting stories writing books. In fact, it's an essential way of changing the world. But why, oh why, don't people get the book proofread before it goes public? This is an amazing story. The book is full of fascinating information. It should be - could be - a publication that starts meaningful dialogues and makes things happen. Unfortunately, no one used a proofreader. As a result, it's grammatically incorrect, strewn with spelling mistakes, contradicts itself regularly and is tediously repetitive. In fact, despite the story being so amazing, it's a very difficult read for anyone who gets sidetracked by errors. I gave up half way through - which is a shame, because I really do want to know the story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Really heartbreaking subject. Clearly a labour of love for author. Good job telling all the stories.

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    Lori Oschefski

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    Donna Young

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    Gayle Oschefski

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