Trouble begins in a small Newfoundland fishing outport when a new magistrate arrives from England. A pompous and arrogant man, he expects deference without doing anything to earn it. The magistrate’s attitude is contrasted sharply with that of John, a young man with Downs Syndrome, who measures people by their behaviour, not reputation. It takes a near tragedy at sea to show the magistrate who holds the better set of values.
About Geoff Butler
Geoff Butler grew up in Newfoundland as his minister father travelled the province. He is one of the best known artists in the Atlantic provinces. His work depicts his respect for the hard lives of the people who live there,… More about Geoff Butler
Published by Tundra Books Apr 25, 1998| 32 Pages| 10-5/8 x 8-1/2| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780887764448