The Resource Hold Fast, (electronic resource)

Hold Fast, (electronic resource)

Label
Hold Fast
Title
Hold Fast
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Major
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hold Fast is the widely acclaimed story of a young boy's struggle to survive in a new environment and his fight against those who stand as threats to his pride in himself and his way of life. Michael turned fourteen in May. By June, both his parents are dead, victims of a car crash. And for Michael, who has lived all his life in a small Newfoundland outport community, this means being suddenly uprooted and sent to live with relatives in St. Albert, a city hundreds of miles away. Hold Fast is the story of Michael's struggle to survive in his new world. In vivid, honest prose, it depicts his fight against those who stand as threats to his pride in himself and his way of life - the loud-mouthed Kentson who makes fun of the way he talks at school, and his uncle who tries to rule life at home with an iron hand. It is also the story of the friendship that develops between Michael and Curtis, his cousin, and of his new uncertain feelings for Brenda. The book was written, Kevin Major says, out of love for a way of life and a people. It is an appeal for us Newfoundlanders to be like certain of the species of seaweed that inhabit our shores, which, when faced with the threat of being destroyed by forces they cannot control, evolve an appendage to hold them to the rocks, a holdfast
Summary
Suddenly orphaned and reluctantly living with relatives in a city hundreds of miles away from his Newfoundland fishing village, Michael rebels against his disciplinarian uncle and sets up camp off-season in a national park.
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature, 1978.
  • Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 1979.
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094458
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Major, Kevin
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
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730
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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Children's stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Hold Fast, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983773
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380114
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hold Fast, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983773
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380114
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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