When the fish plant closes in her home community, nine-
year-old Katie Johnson watches all her friends move away.
As Katie's mother and grandmother struggle to stay in their
home, Katie learns to appreciate the help of neighbours, and
begins to find ways to help out herself. The discovery of an
unexpected talent gives Katie's mother hope of a new
vocation, but can she support her family as a craft worker?
Katie has an idea that might just make that possible. This
realistic story of life in rural Newfoundland after the 1992
moratorium on northern cod stocks is written to appeal to
newly independent readers.
About the Author
This will be Janet McNaughton's fifth book for young people, the
first for beginning readers. She has won numerous awards
including the Ann Connor Brimer Award, the Violet Downey Book
Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award and has been nominated
for the Governor General's Literary Award, The Mr. Christie Book Award, the Blue Heron
Book Award and the Red Maple Reading Award. Janet has recently won the Ruth Schwartz Book Award for 2001.