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Children's Nonfiction Country Life

Life in a Fishing Community

by (author) Helene Boudreau

Publisher
Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Category
Country Life, Fishes, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780778792680
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $25.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778750857
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780778750727
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $25.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4

Description

This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry. In 1753, people from Germany, Switzerland, and France came from Europe to set up colony at Lunenburg on the coast. They soon set up a fishing and shipbuilding industry. The community grew until about 1980, when the fishing industry largely stopped. Since then, the community has had to reinvent itself. It is still largely based on the old industries, but tourism is as important. Lunenburg has a population of about 3500 people.

About the author

Hélène Boudreau is a Canadian writer and artist. A native of Isle Madame, Nova Scotia, she writes fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults from her home in Markham, Ontario. She's the author of seven novels for children including the first Red Dune Adventure, Keep Out! and Acadian Star, which was nominated for the 2009–2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award. Visit her website at heleneboudreau.com.

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