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A Full Hand
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 1, 2002
Pages 32
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374425029
ISBN-10 0374425027
Dimensions 0.25 by 9 by 10.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
While helping his father on his coal boat along the canal, nine-year-old Asa discovers what it really means to make a full hand when a brutal storm threatens their mission, in an exciting story that is filled with interesting information about old-time canal freighting. description: Product Description:
A boy's initiation into old-time canal transport

Asa doesn't know what to expect when his mother tells him it's time he made his first full hand. After all, he's only nine years old. But his father needs some help. He carries coal on his boat along the canal all the way across New Jersey, and he needs Asa to drive the two mules who pull the boat. While leading the mules along their route, Asa learns about loading at the coal chutes and the mechanisms of locks, aqueducts, and inclined planes. Finally, when a violent storm threatens the mission, Asa finds out what it really means to make a full hand.

Set against a backdrop of luminous illustrations, fascinating information about old-time canal freighting is seamlessly woven into this warm and exciting father-and-son story.

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9780374425029 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.00 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
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