Catching Spring is one of the titles in the Orca Young Readers series. This easy-to-read novel retells a story the author's husband told her many times. The story is set in 1957 on Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island. Bobby is a young boy who works at the local marina helping the owner for one dollar a weekend. Bobby lives on the reserve and helps his mother by taking half of his weekly earnings to put into the family grocery money.