Far North

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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  - ShannaRedwind - LibraryThing

This was a great survival novel. I enjoyed the interplay of the characters, especially the Uncle. His efforts at communicating with the kids, who didn't speak his language were really good. The mix of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melina_Hiatt_Easter - LibraryThing

With a similar setting as the harsh Alaskan winters of Revolver, Far North also uses this setting to challenge the main characters in surviving. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
20
Section 4
23
Section 5
26
Section 6
32
Section 7
41
Section 8
51
Section 11
83
Section 12
124
Section 13
142
Section 14
152
Section 15
165
Section 16
173
Section 17
182
Section 18
208

Section 9
64
Section 10
74

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Page 158 - I could think about was how good it was going to feel to start on the long downhill. I hadn't seen a raven. "Didn't you see that raven?
Page 50 - My heart was beating so fast I was afraid I was having a heart attack. I steadied myself against a big rock along the trail. "Wait up," I called, trying to catch my breath.

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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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