Leaving Protection

Leaving Protection

by Will Hobbs


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When sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels leaves Port Protection, Alaska, for the nearby fishing town of Craig, king salmon season is less than forty-eight hours away from starting without him. The few salmon fishermen who can afford to hire help have already found their deckhands, and time is running out on Robbie's dream of fishing the open ocean for kings.

A tip from a teacher puts Robbie on the trail of a legendary captain named Tor Torsen, but when Robbie boards Tor's fishing troller without permission, he happens upon a piece of Russian history that Tor would do just about anything to hide. Then Tor surprises Robbie by hiring him on, but for reasons darker than Robbie ever could guess.

Catching king salmon from dawn till dusk, Robbie thinks himself lucky — until he discovers his captain's true intentions. Tor is searching along the coastline for historic metal plaques buried by early Russian explorers laying claim to Alaska. When Robbie finds out how valuable these possession plaques are, he fears he may know too much to survive. Tor's wrath and a violent storm at sea put Robbie's courage and wits to the ultimate test.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380733125
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 464,159
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

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Leaving Protection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JohnD4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about a boy learning how to fish on a boat with a Captian who is looking for tresure for himself. The captain is selfcentered, rude, and he gets drunk a lot.I reccomend this book for people who like boats and people who like fishing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! The reviews said that this should be for an teenager, but i ead this book when i was11.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should have been a good 'discussion' book since it was assigned as a sixth grade reading and review project. Unfortunately, schools seem to be assigning reading materials that are too advanced for the 'average' student. Most student browse the story and fail to comprehend the more hidden substance. Would recommend to a slightly older group of readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robbie Daniels just turned sixteen and he is anxious to find a fisherman who would hire him to be a deckhand for King Season. He finds a job for a fisherman named Tor Torsen. Before Tor hired him Robbie sneaked on his boat and found an old Russian plague. When Robbie and Tor went out to sea for the King Season, they caught fish after fish. For always went from a good mood to a bad mood. Then one day Tor told Robbie about the Russian plague. He said that they were really hard to find and that they were worth a lot of money. He also mentioned he had a way to find them. Now Robbie isn¿t sure why Tor hired him. He didn¿t know if it was just because he saw the plague or he really wanted the help. Now Robbie has to watch his back and make it through the season. I really liked this book because it has a lot of mystery and adventure in it. Some parts of it were really hard to understand because it had a lot of history in it. I had a really good ending and it kept you guessing through out the entire book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I am recommending is Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs. I had to choose from a list of books as my eighth grade summer reading requirements. Leaving protection was the only guy book on the list. I lucked out because Leaving Protection is a book about a sixteen year old boy named Robbie who lived on a house boat with his poor family and liked to fish. The book takes place in a major fishing area in Alaska were he is trying to get a job for his family. Robbie gets a job as first mate with captain Tor Torsen. Robbie gets a forth of the money for catching fish, but that money can still add up to be a lot of money, But early one morning when they were fishing Robbie catches Tor Torsen looking for Historic Plaques. I would recommend this book to any teenage boy who likes the outdoors. This is the reason why I liked the book, because I like fishing. The book is mostly based around fishing. This book can also be recommended to adult men. A lot of grown men might like this book under one circumstance they must like and know about fishing. This is why I recommended this book.