Northern Passages: Feisty Tales of "growing Up North"
Ever wonder what it would be like to sneak onto a ski jump when no one was looking? Ride a fire truck when it's 28 below zero? Repair a coffin in the middle of a funeral? Teach your mother how to drive a stick-shift Model A with bad steering? Jerry Harju tells how it happened in these four hilarious books about the trials of growing up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1940's.
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