Wild Man Island

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Andy is in a
world of trouble.

On the last day of a sea kayaking trip in southeast Alaska, fourteen-year-old Andy Galloway paddles away from his group to visit the nearby site where his archaeologist father died trying to solve the mystery of the first Americans. A sudden, violent storm blows Andy's kayak off course and washes him ashore on Admiralty Island, an immense wilderness known as the Fortress of the Bears. Struggling to survive, Andy encounters a dog running with wolves and then a man toting a stone-tipped spear. The wild man vanishes into the forest, but the dog reappears and leads Andy to a cave filled with Stone Age tools and weapons. Running for his life, Andy retreats deep into the cave, where danger, suspense, and discovery await.

 

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User Review  - ewyatt - LibraryThing

It was just too tempting to sneak away from the Alaska kayaking trip to see the spot where his dad died. Andy is on his way back to meet the group when a storm hits. He finds himself stranded on an ... Read full review

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User Review  - eduscapes - LibraryThing

My Side of the Mountain, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Hatchet are classical survival books for kids. Wild Man Island is a survival book for a new generation. Like all the books by Hobbs, these ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
21
Section 4
28
Section 5
35
Section 6
42
Section 7
49
Section 8
64
Section 13
106
Section 14
113
Section 15
121
Section 16
129
Section 17
137
Section 18
146
Section 19
156
Section 20
162

Section 9
72
Section 10
76
Section 11
82
Section 12
97
Section 21
171
Section 22
181
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Page 177 - I guess that ancient boat and those ancient bones had set his imagination on fire, and he wanted to learn as much as he could as fast as he could.
Page 179 - All I have to do is close my eyes and I'm back at the swimming pool with Guitare.

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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