Hold Fast

Hold Fast

Book - 1978
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Baker & Taylor
Suddenly orphaned and reluctantly living with relatives in a city hundreds of miles away from his Newfoundland fishing village, Michael rebels against his disciplinarian uncle and sets up camp off-season in a national park.

Perseus Publishing
Michael turned 14 in May. By June, both his parents have died, victims of a car crash. And for Michael, who has lived all his life in a small Newfoundland outport community, this means being suddenly uprooted and sent to live with relatives in St. Albert, hundreds of miles away. Hold Fast is the story of Michael's struggle in his new environment. In vivid prose, it depicts his fight against an array of enemies ? loud-mouthed schoolmate Kenston, who ridicules his speech, and his uncle, who tries to rule his home life with an iron hand. It is also the story of the friendship that develops between Michael and Curtis, his cousin, and his uncertain new feelings for Brenda.

Author Kevin Major says the book was written "out of love for a way of life and a people." A panel of readers and critics named Hold Fast Canada's second-best children's book of all time, second only to Anne of Green Gables.

Michael turned fourteen in May. By June, both his parents are dead, victims of a car crash. And for Michael, who has lived all his life in a small Newfoundland outport community, this means being suddenly uprooted and sent to live with relatives in St. Albert, a city hundreds of miles away.
Hold Fast is the story of Michael's struggle to survive in his new environment. In vivid, honest prose, it depicts his fight against those who stand as threats to his pride in himself and his way of life -- the loud-mouthed Kentson who makes fun of the way he talks at school, and his uncle who tries to rule life at home with an iron hand. It is also the story of the friendship that develops between Michael and Curtis, his cousin, and of his new uncertain feelings for Brenda.


Baker
& Taylor

When both his parents die suddenly in a car crash, fourteen-year-old Michael is forced to leave the only home his has ever known and move hundreds of miles away to his strict uncle's--a place where he finds few friends and little comfort during his most difficult days, in a 25th anniversary edition of a classic. Reprint.

Publisher: Toronto : Clarke, Irwin & Co., c1978
ISBN: 9780888995803
0888995806
9780888995797
0888995792
9780773674387
0773674381
9780773754294
0773754296
9780772011756
0772011753
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 21 cm

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