Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0 in
Published: March 26, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887764495
ISBN - 13: 9780887764493
From the Publisher
Spring has come and George sails with his grandfather to an
abandoned fishing outport so the old man can visit his wife's
grave. On their return, they are caught in a fierce storm. They
pull their boat onto an ice floe and take shelter under the boat.
As the ice breaks up under them, the old man shows the courage and
dignity he wants his grandson to remember.
About the Author
Geoff Butler grew up in Newfoundland as his
minister father travelled the province. He is one of the best known
artists in the Atlantic provinces. His work depicts his respect for
the hard lives of the people who live there, and for the beauty of
his native home.
"Butler has written a lyrical, elegiac tale and accompanied it with
gorgeous moving lyrics and pencil drawings."
"A tribute to the traditional Newfoundland fishing communities that
have survived and triumphed over their bleak isolation."
-Trade & Culture