By the Skin of His Teeth

Overview

In By the Skin of His Teeth, 17-year-old Ted MacIntosh, whom author Ann Walsh showcased earlier in Moses, Me and Murder and The Doctor’s Apprentice, befriends a young Chinese boy despite the intense prejudice seething in the frontier town. Ted suffers intimidation and violence at the hands of the cruel, arrogant Tremblay and his cronies, but with courage and conviction the young man stands up for what he believes and defends his Chinese friend.

Awards

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award

About the Author

Ann Walsh

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Ann Walsh

Ann Walsh is the author of thirteen books for young people. She is a winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award, the Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award, and was a Canadian Library Association Notable selection. She was also shortlisted for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and the B.C. Book Prize. She lives in Victoria, B.C.