Far North

Front Cover
HarperCollins, Apr 13, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
30 Reviews

"Mayday! Landed on river. Engine out.
Floating toward the falls."

When the engine of their float plane fails during a water landing near the head of Canada's monumental Virginia Falls, what began as a sightseeing detour turns into a survival mission for two high-school students and their elderly companion.

With the brutal sub arctic winter about to fall like a hammer, Gabe Rogers, his boarding-school roommate, Raymond Providence, and Raymond's great-uncle, Johnny Raven, are trapped in a deadly wilderness. Braving icy rapids and desperately hunting for moose in their struggle to fend off starvation, all three travelers must rely on the others' knowledge and courage, or survival is out of the question.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
11
4 stars
12
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
1

Review: Far North

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

An entertaining yarn for driving. Read full review

Review: Far North

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

When my 12-year old son finished this book, he put it on my night stand with the note "read this book". I'm the third generation to read it; my mom passed it along to my son. It's an adventure story that values friendship and knowledge from our elders. A good choice for the whole family. Read full review

References to this book

About the author (2004)

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

Bibliographic information