The Big Snapper by Katherine HolubitskyThe Big Snapper by Katherine Holubitsky

The Big Snapper

byKatherine Holubitsky

Paperback | September 1, 2006

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Ten-year-old Eddie lives with his mom and grandparents in a small cabin on the Queen Charlotte Islands. A year earlier, Eddie's dad took the ferry to the mainland and never returned. Eddie loves going fishing with Granddad and listening to his tall tales about the big snapper. Eddie believes if they catch such a fish, it might change his family's fortune.

Mom decides to turn their cabin into a bed and breakfast. Some of the guests appreciate island life, but many do not. When Granddad falls ill and must go away for treatment, Eddie worries that he too may not come back. Already hurt and confused by his father's disappearance, upset by the attitudes of the tourists, and now missing his beloved grandfather, Eddie goes fishing alone in Granddad's skiff. Soon he is struggling with more than the need to stay afloat.
Title:The Big SnapperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:September 1, 2006Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551435632

ISBN - 13:9781551435633

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read this one for the Silver Birch Express. It's actually pretty interesting. Give it a read.
Date published: 2016-12-29

Read from the Book

Eddie is adjusting to his own hat when he gets a hit. A bit of a tug and a moment of slack, and then the fish strikes again. In a matter of seconds the line is taut. Eddie allows a little more line to peel off. He doesn't pull too hard, or too fast—in fact, the fish quickly uses up the extra line he gives it, and it's all he can do to hold on to it. "Granddad, you'd better wake up."