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The Baitchopper

by (author) Silver Donald Cameron

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1982
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1982
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1982
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
  • Reading age: 8 to 15


Andrew Gurney knows his father is involved in the fight for a fisherman's union, but such grown-up problems have little place in his 13-year-old world - until a street battle with kids from the other side makes him realise that his father fight has also become his own. Andrew has no idea how dangerous the situation is, until someone deliberately sets his boat adrift - and he finds himself at sea on the stormy Atlantic, struggling desperately to stay alive and save the Dolly C.

About the author

An award-winning writer of novels, short stories, drama, radio documentaries and more than 500 articles, including such essential books as The Education of Everett Richardson in 1977, Wind, Whales and Whisky: A Cape Breton Voyage in 1991, The Living Beach in 1998, and Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth in 2016, Silver Donald Cameron is the participating host of —over one hundred educational podcasts of extended video, audio and text interviews with environmental leaders from around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

"Young readers will love the way the story builds to a gripping battle with the sea. Genuine adventure from a good storyteller."

Christie Harris

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