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Handliner's Island

Handliner's Island

Arthur Mayse
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Seasoned tale-spinner Arthur Mayse has combined a vivid setting with an involving and suspenseful plot, and the result is a classic juvenile book and a memorable west coast story. Fourteen-year-old Paddy sets out to make the money handlining off the coast of British Columbia, and finds it a more daunting prospect than he thought. Setting up camp on a small offshore island - once a burial ground and now the occasional haven for poachers-he and his KwagewIth friend Mayus learn the nuances of the ocean as they wait for the late summer - and the annual coho run. They get some guidance from a girl named Lynn, a skilled handliner, but as they find out, catching the fish may be the least of their problems.
 



Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550170252
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 152 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1990
BISAC Subject(s): JUV000000-JUVENILE FICTION / General, SPO014000-SPORTS & RECREATION / Fishing, JUV002100-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fish 

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Seasoned tale-spinner Arthur Mayse has combined a vivid setting with an involving and suspenseful plot, and the result is a classic juvenile book and a memorable west coast story. Fourteen-year-old Paddy sets out to make the money handlining off the coast of British Columbia, and finds it a more daunting prospect than he thought. Setting up camp on a small offshore island - once a burial ground and now the occasional haven for poachers-he and his KwagewIth friend Mayus learn the nuances of the ocean as they wait for the late summer - and the annual coho run. They get some guidance from a girl named Lynn, a skilled handliner, but as they find out, catching the fish may be the least of their problems.
 


Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550170252
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 152 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1990
BISAC Subject(s): JUV000000-JUVENILE FICTION / General, SPO014000-SPORTS & RECREATION / Fishing, JUV002100-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fish