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Children's Fiction General

A Guide to First Spring on the Grand Banks

by (author) Stanley Sparkes

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1981
General, Reading Skills
Recommended Age
11 to 16
Recommended Grade
6 to 9
Recommended Reading age
11 to 16
  • Spiral bound

    Publish Date
    Jan 1981
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it


This guide has been prepared to assist teachers at the senior elementary and early secondary levels who would like to use Bill Freeman's First Spring on the Grand Banks young adult novel in English and in Canadian history classes.
Stanley Sparkes has written a comprehensive guide includes a commentary on Newfoundland literature; an historical background on the social, political and economic setting of the story; a selection of varied teaching methods by which the novel may be approached; and a list of resources relevant to the themes of the book.

About the author

Stanley Sparkes, is a retired high school teacher and vice principal, was born in Saunders Cove (now part of Glovertown) in 1942. He is the author of a textbook, five teaching guides, four local history books, a teaching manual, and a book of short stories.


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