Far North (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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From the window of the small floatplane, fifteen-year-old Gabe Rogers is getting his first look at Canada's magnificent Northwest Territories with Raymond Providence, his roommate from boarding school. Below is the spectacular Nahanni River -- wall-to-wall whitewater racing between sheer cliffs and plunging over Virginia Falls. The pilot sets the plane down on the lake-like surface of the upper river for a closer look at the thundering falls. Suddenly the engine quits. The only sound is a dull roar downstream, as the Cessna drifts helplessly toward the falls . . .

With the brutal subarctic winter fast approaching, Gabe and Raymond soon find themselves stranded in Deadmen Valley. Trapped in a frozen world of moose, wolves, and bears, two boys from vastly different cultures come to depend on each other for their very survival.


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User Review  - Kladis3 - Goodreads

I like this book because it involves adventure and wildrness. I like this book because it includes the will to stay alive. If you like the hatchet and books like that you will like this it involves a plain crash and survivel. Two kids are trapped in Deads Man valley and there not alone. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Smiley - Goodreads

A great adventure book. Two young men and an old Indian are stranded in the Northwest Territories in winter due to a plane crash. They must survive terrible temperatures, ice, water, snow, bears and ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

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.

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