amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

9780888622211_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Jan 1978
ISBN:9780888622211
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer

First Spring on the Grand Banks

by Bill Freeman

tagged:
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Jan 1978
ISBN:9780888622211
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer
Description

In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts. Refused credit for a fishing trip by the merchant Hunter, they take the schooner and flee to Tower Rock, Newfoundland, intending to make enough money fishing to repay the debts. But then the law arrives and Canso is jailed. Their only hope is to persuade the women of Tower Rock to catch cod with them. And that is just what happens.

The story ends with Canso's trial and the final showdown with Hunter.

About the Author

Bill Freeman

BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local. Bill Freeman is also a popular children's author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for "a body of work" and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.
Author profile page >
Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 13
Grade:
3 to 8
Editorial Review

"...impossible to put down..."

— Montreal Gazette