Trapper Boy

Hugh R. MacDonald

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Trapper Boy

  Author:   Hugh R. MacDonald    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

Set in a 1920s coal-mining town, Trapper Boy is the story of 13-year-old JW Donaldson, a good student with a bright future. As school ended for the year in 1926, JW was looking forward to summer. Sure, he would have chores – feeding the horse and milking the goat, tending the garden, that kind of thing – but he would also have lots of time for fishing, building his cabin and reading. Lots of reading.But there is something worrying his parents. His father works in the mine, and there is a lot of talk around town about the mines. JW doesn’t know the details – Adults had a lot to worry about, and he was in no hurry to become one.Slowly, JW’s parents reveal the truth: his father’s hours at the mine have been reduced and they face difficult decisions to try to make ends meet. One such decision will have a previously unimagined impact on the young man’s life.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897009734
Item CB0096
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published onOctober 5 2012
Language eng
Pages 160
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight175(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Hugh R. MacDonald is the author of the acclaimed YA novel Trapper Boy (CBU Press 2012). He is also a singer and songwriter. Hugh has been a member of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia for many years. His work has also been published online and in two anthologies. Hugh is a graduate of Cape Breton University and works in the human service field. Us and Them is his second YA novel. He resides in Cape Breton with his wife, Joanne.