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by Ian Wallace
For seven generations Duncan's family has fished off the coast of Newfoundland. Now, the fish are gone and with them, the old way of life. Duncan notices that his father is spending the days staring out to sea, watching television and baking bread and pies. Many families have left town in search of work elsewhere. Even Duncan's mother is beginning to suggest that they, too ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Groundwood Books
(first published March 1st 2000)
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Duncan's Way is highly recommended as a look into the life of the Atlantic Coast fisher families. Duncan's solution is lighthearted and hopeful, and while not necessarily realistic, it gives children across Canada an emotional attachment to a way of life that has been part of the culture of the Atlantic coast for centuries. Excellent picture book for all ages.