Far North by Will HobbsFar North by Will Hobbs

Far North

byWill Hobbs

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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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.

“A thrill-a-minute account of struggle against seemingly impossible odds.” (Horn Book)
Title:Far NorthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.45 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380725363

ISBN - 13:9780380725366

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Into the breach left by Farley Mowat steps Will Hobbs, author of tensely Ghost Canoe and Beardance. In Far North, Hobbs follows two adolescent boys out in the Canadian wilderness, trying to survive the bitter winter and make it home. Far North received ALA and IRA Awards for superb young adult fiction.

Editorial Reviews

“A thrill-a-minute account of struggle against seemingly impossible odds.” (Horn Book)