First Spring On The Grand Banks by Bill FreemanFirst Spring On The Grand Banks by Bill Freeman

First Spring On The Grand Banks

byBill Freeman

Paper over Board | January 1, 1978

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In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts. Refused credit for a fishing trip by the merchant Hunter, they take the schooner and flee to Tower Rock, Newfoundland, intending to make enough money fishing to repay the debts. But then the law arrives and Canso is jailed. Their only hope is to persuade the women of Tower Rock to catch cod with them. And that is just what happens.

The story ends with Canso's trial and the final showdown with Hunter.
BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen, A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000, Casa Loma: Toronto...
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Title:First Spring On The Grand BanksFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:215 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 1978Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088862221x

ISBN - 13:9780888622211

Appropriate for ages: 8

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