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Shantymen of Cache Lake

by Bill Freeman

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Jan 1975
ISBN:9780888620910
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer
Description

This is the story of 14-year-old John Bains and his sister Meg, 13, and the winter they spend working in alumber camp in the Ottawa Valley. Their father has been killed and they have to find work to support their family. After a long and adventurous trip, the two reach the camp to find it torn by tension between the forman and the lumbermen. Meg and John are drawn into the fight as the work alongside the shantymen. The story reaches a dramatic end with the dangerous and exciting log drive down the Ottawa River.

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.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
7 to 15
Grade:
3 to 8
Editorial Reviews

"Canadian history that yound people can encompass and enjoy."

— Canadian Books for Children

"A rich, exciting story of a lively era of Canadian history."

— Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"...the subject is fascinating...the passages settng forth the problems and background of the shantymen are forceful and convincing."

— Canadian Press

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