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Fiction Ages 8-11
Pages: 128
Themes: Contest, family, fishing, First Nations, Indigenous
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/04/2004
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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  | 2005 | Commended
Chocolate Lily nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Red Cedar nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee  | 2005 | Short-listed

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