Selby

Don Downer

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Selby

  Author:   Don Downer  
  Artist :   Gisele LeBlanc    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

In this story, biologist Downer takes a different approach from his two previous books (Selina: An Atlantic Salmon and Schnider’s World: A Harp Seal Story). Selby’s habitat and life cycle, are explored in perspective with the lobster fisherman who wants to catch him. Readers learn about the Atlantic lobster and about the people who struggle to make a living by harvesting them.

The story follows Selby’s life in Ragged Harbour, foraging for food avoiding predators, including Jake the lobster fisher, who really wants to catch Selby. A fierce storm destroys a lot of Jake’s fishing gear and brings about a change in the way he regards the sea and its many creatures –including Selby the Lobster.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897009581
Item CB0079
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published onMay 1 2011
Language eng
Pages 36
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.25(in) x 7.5(in)
Shipping weight125(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
DON DOWNER holds an MSc, MEd and PhD. He has worked as a freshwater biologist with the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans and has a varied background including marine biologist, teacher, principal, university teacher, researcher, business owner and writer. Mr. Downer has written a number of books, including books dealing with Newfoundland resettlement and social history. He loves to spend time navigating Newfoundland’s countless coves and rivers along with his faithful crew.