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Aventuress-skipper Crache a Pic, whose name means "spit in your eye," and her crew of Joe Colossus, Jimmy the Flea, and old Celeste try to wrest control of the bootlegging trade from the old pirates who work the Prohibition run
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"Around about the start of the Thirties, the weathercock of the world suddenly began spinning like crazy." So begins Antoine Maillet's rollicking, irreverent look at the effects of the Depression years and prohibition in Canada's French-speaking Maritimes. It's a tale of rum-runners and hunger, love and rivalry, storytellers and the super-natural. The heroine is Crache-A-Pic (Spit-In-Your-Eye), a true woman of the sea, whose stories are told in a wonderful, friendly style. As a young bootlegger (or "Galosh" as she prefers to call herself) she dazzles the villagers and infuriates her adversaries with her daring and clever feats. From raising a holy ruckus disguised as a nun to deviously foiling her arch rivals' plans, she out-sails and outwits her fellow boot-leggers and the law. Sly, compassionate, and above all fearless, Crache-A-Pic spits in the eye of convention. This vibrant, well-woven, and entertainingly authentic book begs to be read out loud. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Sonja Larsen
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Book Description Walker & Co, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0802709583
Book Description Walker & Co, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0802709583