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Three Stories for Young People

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Three stories about a grandfather and his young grandson in Cape Breton, friendship between French- and English-speaking boys, and adjustment to the death of a brother. Titles include: The Chairmaker and the Boys: A story about Ernest Hart, of the Margaree Valley of Cape Breton Island, who for over fifty years served his farming neighbours as carpenter, blacksmith and general handyman. While he makes chairs, his young grandson makes mischief (20 min. 3 sec.); The Boy Next Door: Language differences are found to be irrelevant when French-speaking Jacques moves next door to English-speaking Jimmy (18 min. 2 sec.); Where's Pete?: The response of a seven-year-old to the death of his teenage brother (26 min. 17 sec.).

1991, 64 min 46 s

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