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Butler, Geoff

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ISBN 10: 0887764495 / ISBN 13: 9780887764493
Published by Tundra Books, Canada, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Betty Mittendorf /Tiffany Power BKSLINEN (Ralston, NE, U.S.A.)

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Permabound with color illust. of fishing boat. vg, dj not present, 32 pp. with glossary. int. vg, with full page color illust. Story of how the people of Newfoundland must adapt to new ways when their land and water cannot provide the work they used to do. Newfoundlanders have no trouble recalling things they can take pride in. This story is both a requiem for a way of life that has passed- perhaps-forever- and an invocation to create a new way. Bookseller Inventory # 11904B

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Publisher: Tundra Books, Canada

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Permabound

Illustrator: Geoff Butler

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint

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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.

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“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.”
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Bkslinen operates out of my home and I have over 10,000 out of print children's books. I am now retired and working very diligently to get them listed and sold. I love children's books and it is a joy to find a book for someone who remembers the book from their childhood. My granddaughter, Tiffany Power, is now helping me with my books.

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