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Catching Spring
By author: Sylvia Olsen
Selling Points: Contest, family, fishing, First Nations, indigenous
ISBN: 9781551432984
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2004
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 8-11
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $7.95
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Bobby skipped down the stairs. Bright yellow posters hung on the posts on either side of the dock. Dan handed him a stack of the yellow papers. Bobby read the top one carefully. He traced his finger over every word: "Kids. Fishing Derby. August 30, 1957. First Prize: New Bike."
The year is 1957, and Bobby lives on the Tsartlip First Nation reserve on Vancouver Island where his family has lived for generations and generations. He loves his weekend job at the nearby marina. He loves to play marbles with his friends. And he loves being able to give half his weekly earnings to his mother to eke out the grocery money, but he longs to enter the up-coming fishing derby. With the help of his uncle and Dan from the marina his wish just might come true.

Awards

CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2005
Chocolate Lily nominee, short-listed  CA  2006
Red Cedar nominee, short-listed  CA  2007
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee, short-listed  CA  2005

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