Com­ing Of Age Ad­ven­ture

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Jamie McGee lives in a fish­ing vil­lage atop the rock-pep­pered shores of a re­mote north­ern is­land. He’s set­ting out on his first trip aboard his fa­ther’s com­mer­cial boat to tu­mul­tuous but pro­duc­tive fish­ing grounds. Sum­mer­bank: The Ad­ven­tures of Jamie McGee is Steve Jones’ fic­tional, il­lus­trated pa­per­back about a young man (and his faith­ful dog) learn­ing to be a pro­fes­sional fish­er­man. Writ­ten for read­ers from 9 to 12 years of age, it has more than 40 il­lus­tra­tions, in­clud­ing images of treach­er­ous storms and Jamie’s quiet mo­ments in a ship’s gal­ley warmed by lantern. Each illustration gives Sum­mer­bank the feel of a true ad­ven­ture story. ($18, Rusty Nail Press)

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