Graeme Swinimer knows every nook and cranny of his fishing community of Lower Narrow Spit. What’s left for a future marine biologist to discover? But when Graeme’s dad catches a gargantuan lobster with antennae the size of bicycle spokes, the discovery soon has the whole town abuzz. Graeme is thrilled when his dad promises to put the creature up for auction at the town’s annual lobster festival and, if it gets the highest bid, use the prize money to take Graeme to a marine research aquarium. But what if the right thing would be to set the lobster free?

Lower the Trap is the first book in The Lobster Chronicles, a trilogy about how life changes for three boys in a small coastal town when a giant lobster is caught in a trap.

Nominated for a Hackmatack Award, Lower the Trap is the first book in The Lobster Chronicles, a trilogy about how life changes for three boys in a small coastal town when a giant lobster is caught. Each book describes the same events thorough a different boy’s eyes, making for three suspenseful, believable stories and an engrossing reading experience.

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Cover used by permission of Kids Can Press. Text © 2012 Jessica Scott Kerrin, illustrations by Shelagh Armstrong