Lost in the Barrens
Awasin, a Cree Indian boy, and Jamie, a Canadian orphan living with his uncle, the trapper Angus Macnair, are enchanted by the magic of the great Arctic wastes. They set out on an adventure that proves longer and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Drawing on his knowledge of the ways of the wilderness and the implacable northern elements, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure.
When first published in 1956, Lost in the Barrens won the Governor-General’s Award for Juvenile Literature, the Book-of-the-Year Medal of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and the Boys’ Club of America Junior Book Award.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat was a cracking adventure story of two boys, Jamie, a white boy who lives with his trapper uncle and his friend, Awasin a young Cree. They accidentally get left ... Read full review
Review: Lost in the BarrensUser Review - Irene - Goodreads
This great adventure, with two very different boys learning to depend and trust each other in their battle to survive in the far north in winter. Mowat is an excellent writer and you feel like you are right there with the boys enduring their ordeal. Read full review