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Salisbury, Graham.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2001.
ISBN  0385729189

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Lord of the Deep, by Graham Salisbury.
Mickey was thrilled. He finally had a chance to work on his stepdad's deep sea charter fishing boat. He knew the work would be tough, hauling in the big fish was not easy, but he was ready. But was he prepared for some of the really tough choices that go with the job? Set in the waters off Hawaii, this story is about the deep blue sea, deep emotions, and discovering the depths of character.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003-2004)

Booktalk #2

Mikey Donovan doesn't mind helping his stepfather on the boat.  After all, someday this may all be his.  His stepfather is one of the best in the area.  He gets hired by all sorts of people because they know that Bill will find the best deep sea fish around.  This charter has been a bit different though.  The fish haven't been biting and the two men are not shy about expressing their disapproval.  Mikey begins to see his stepfather in a new light.  Not only does he need to know all about deep sea fishing, he must also know about human nature.  He needs to convince the men that he can do the job.  But how far is he willing to go to keep the men happy?

SUBJECTS:     Fishing -- Fiction.
                        Stepfathers -- Fiction.
                        Hawaii -- Fiction.


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