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The Baitchopper
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The Baitchopper

By Silver Donald Cameron

$6.95 Paperback
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Series: Adventures in Canada

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Denny's father is away for weeks at a time working the rust-streaked fishing trawlers far off the Nova Scotian coast. The work is hard and dangerous--they fish year-round, in fierce storms, in ice--and badly paid, and if a fisherman gets hurt, the company won't do anything to help.
So when his dad starts fighting for a union to improve these terrible conditions, Denny thinks it's all for the best. Until he crosses kids whose parents reject the union, that is. Soon he's faced with street fights and violence that escalates until finally, someone cuts his father's boat adrift with him in it. As a storm rises and Denny struggles to keep the vessel afloat, he has to draw on all his strength just to stay alive.
Set against the harsh background of the North Atlantic fisheries, The Baitchopper is the action-filled story of one young man's fight to make his community stronger.

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 1982

"A cracking good story with action and adventure - guaranteed to stir the blood of any young person."

- Farley Mowat

"Young readers will love the way the story builds to a gripping battle with the sea. Genuine adventure from a good storyteller."

- Christie Harris

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 167 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1982
ISBN: 9780888625984
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  JUV016120
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 8 To 15

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