James is following in his father's footsteps, descending deep into the caves below the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Breton to learn to be a coal miner. Even though James is considered old enough to go to the deeps, his mother cautions him to take care. Coal mining is dangerous work -- and the only way his family can earn a living. Readers follow James down into the dark underworld, where he can hear the layers of rock shift around him. Will he survive his first day in the deeps? Beautifully illustrated with textured and ...

Boy of the Deeps 2005, Groundwood Books, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780888996602

Trade paperback

Boy of the Deeps 1999, DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780789425690