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Catalogue Number:  NFB528048
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  George Johnson, Barbara Janes, Don Haig, Svend-Erik Eriksen
Directors:  Jan Padgett
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Canadian Literature, Children's Stories, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Literature, Sports
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1995
Running Time:  45m 50s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Tess is ten years old--old enough to join her mother, Sue, for a summer's fishing in the northern waters off Vancouver Island on their boat the Henry Bay. However Tess is reluctant to go: she fears the stormy waters and would rather stay at home for the summer with her best friend, Candice. Tess does go, and with her goes Maa-mou the cat, a parting gift from Candice, as her lively companion. Together they rise to the challenges of life on a fishing boat, and thrill in the summer's unexpected pleasures.

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