Selling Points: Contest, family, fishing, First Nations, indigenous
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2004
Fiction Ages 8-11
Bobby skipped down the stairs. Bright yellow posters hung on the posts on either side of the dock. Dan handed him a stack of the yellow papers. Bobby read the top one carefully. He traced his finger over every word: "Kids. Fishing Derby. August 30, 1957. First Prize: New Bike."
The year is 1957, and Bobby lives on the Tsartlip First Nation reserve on Vancouver Island where his family has lived for generations and generations. He loves his weekend job at the nearby marina. He loves to play marbles with his friends. And he loves being able to give half his weekly earnings to his mother to eke out the grocery money, but he longs to enter the up-coming fishing derby. With the help of his uncle and Dan from the marina his wish just might come true.
CCBC Our Choice, commended
Chocolate Lily nominee, short-listed
Red Cedar nominee, short-listed
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee, short-listed
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