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Title:

Far North
 

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Genres:

Young Adult
Coming of Age
Adventure

Editions:

# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1996-09-27 HarperCollins  

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Blurb: 
From the window of a small float plane, 15-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. Awards and Honors for FAR NORTH Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association (ALA) Top Ten Young Adult Books for l996 (ALA) One of the "100 Best of the Best" Young Adult Books of the 20th Century (ALA) Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA) Notable Children"s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Winner, Western Writers of America Spur Award Young Adult Choices, International Reading Association (IRA) Books for the Teenage, New York Public Library Winner, Colorado Book Award (Colorado Center for the Book) cc

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