Skating on Thick Ice (Paperback)

Skating on Thick Ice By Richard K. Tobin Cover Image
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This is a novel set in an imaginary Cape Breton Crossroads, west of Baddeck and east of the Waycobah Mi'kmaq Reserve. It involves four children, one the hero, another one the heavy, and a brother and sister of Indian descent. A lot of the story revolves around hockey, a competitive sport no matter what age. Also there is a lioness, now on the loose, having escaped from a circus, and a beautiful circus dog. Also, bigotry against Indians is touched thoroughly enough for young people to see the problems the Indian nation went through years ago with racial biases and prejudices. The young hero is partially disabled but still works on improving his hockey game as much as he possibly can. The lioness, when it escapes, makes its presence felt and is of concern to local farmers who have livestock on their farms. The parents of young people in the Barrach area, an imaginary settlement near Mabou, Baddeck and Whycocomagh, in west central Cape Breton Island, fear for their children. They just don't want the kids to go much further than their front door rather than take a chance on being mauled. Order is gradually restored and the hockey team becomes strong and Barrach is left in even better shape than when the story started.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781929882960
ISBN-10: 1929882963
Publisher: Biographical Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Pages: 122
Language: English