Runaways on the Inside Passage by Joe UptonRunaways on the Inside Passage by Joe Upton

Runaways on the Inside Passage

byJoe Upton

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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Young readers will thrill to this breathless story of courage and determination set in the Alaska wilderness. Abandoned by their mother in Seattle, thirteen-year-old twins Annie and David Ross enlist the help of Lars Hansen, an elderly commercial fisherman, to find their father in Alaska. In late November, when most fishing vessels are decommissioned for the winter, the trio sets out from Puget Sound in a forty-foot salmon troller for an eight-hundred-mile journey along the Inside Passage.

Pursued by the authorities as runaways, and with Lars's health failing, the three experience one adventure after another as they inch their way North, through terrifying winter storms and frightening encounters with strangers. In the process, Annie and David also make new, lasting friendships and kindle personal reserves of strength that they didn't know existed.

Joe Upton is a longtime mariner who writes about these waters from hard-earned experience as a commerical fisherman and recreational boater. He is the author of Journeys Along the Inside Passage, Alaska Blues, and several other books.
Title:Runaways on the Inside PassageFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882405659

ISBN - 13:9780882405650

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

“Joe Upton fans, and their number is legion, will be delighted that he’s back writing about his first love, that wonderful, dangerous, beautiful, lovely country known as Southeast Alaska.”--Nor’westing “Joe Upton, a commercial fisherman and noted author of ALASKA BLUES, takes us on a tour of [the Inside Passage from Seattle to Skagway]. It is a moving memory of passagemaking, an anecdotal history of the region, a pilot’s guide, an essay on nautical individualism, and a monument to a way of life that continues . . . Well written, with the rhythmic ebb and flow of all fine stories of voyaging, it is a pleasure to read.”--Boating Books