From the Publisher
Itâ€™s the Depression, but Redâ€™s family is managing better
thanmost on their Prince Edward Island farm. Hard working
andresourceful, they have enough to eat and to help others, evenif
at times they are mocked by their neighbours for puttingeducation
ahead of farm work. Eleven-year-old Red has plentyof chores around
the farm, and the days can be long, but hestill gets the odd break
to go swimming or fishing, provided hishomework is done. Redâ€™s
older sister, Ellen, teaches at the localschool, and if Red
doesnâ€™t shine, she will not only punish him,but also make sure
their parents hear about it.
But then Redâ€™s fatherâ€™s hand is seriously injured and
thefamilyâ€™s situation looks dire. Red steps up to the
challenge,finishing the tobacco boxes that his father makes and
helpingshovel out a train stuck in the snow. Stubborn and even
pigheaded,Red does make mistakes along the way (such as
pretendingto be dead so that his younger sister will stop
followinghim), but his heart is always in the right place.
About the Author
Rachna Gilmore is the author of the 1999 Governor General's
Award-winning A Screaming Kind of Day, the acclaimed Gita
picture books, and various novels for children. The Sower of
Tales was the winner of the 2006 IODE Violet Downey Book
Award, as well as a nominee for both the Manitoba Young Readers'
Choice Award and the Red Maple Award. Born in India, Gilmore moved
to London, England, at the age of 14, and now lives in Ottawa. She
also writes adult fiction under the pseudonym Rachna Mara.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: April 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1554684595
ISBN - 13: 9781554684595