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Hold Fast

(1978)
A novel by

 
 
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 environment. 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.

Hold Fast has received many awards, and a panel of experts from across Canada named it the country's second-best children's book of all time (second only to Anne of Green Gables).

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Used availability for Kevin Major's Hold Fast

Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-606-33216-2 / 978-0-606-33216-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2003 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-88899-579-2 / 978-0-88899-579-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
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March 2001 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-8085-5651-7 / 978-0-8085-5651-0 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-613-05157-2 / 978-0-613-05157-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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February 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-385-28398-9 / 978-0-385-28398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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January 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Title: Hold fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-440-03506-6 / 978-0-440-03506-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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1978 : Canada Hardback

Title: Hold Fast
Author(s):
ISBN: 0-7720-1175-3 / 978-0-7720-1175-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher:
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 1-55498-376-2 / 978-1-55498-376-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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November 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-88899-580-6 / 978-0-88899-580-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
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December 1991 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-7736-7438-1 / 978-0-7736-7438-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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August 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-440-93756-6 / 978-0-440-93756-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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September 1978 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hold Fast
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-7720-1314-4 / 978-0-7720-1314-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: I E Clark
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Kindle Editions

November 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hold Fast: 35th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Kevin Major
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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