Toughboy And Sister by Kirkpatrick HillToughboy And Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill

Toughboy And Sister

byKirkpatrick Hill

Paperback | February 1, 1992

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They’ve never faced danger before. Now they’re alone—and they have no choice.

Every summer, Toughboy and his younger sister stay at their isolated family fish camp on the Yukon River. There, away from their Alaskan village, they help their parents catch and smoke salmon. But that was before their mother died and everything changed. This year, their father brings them back to the camp, but before he can set things up, he vanishes. No one knows that Toughboy and Sister have been left alone in the wilderness to fend for themselves. Days and then weeks pass. Their food runs out, and their radio stops working. What are they going to do now?

“This quiet, simply told story speaks in a distinctive voice about stoic courage, dignity, and survival.”—The Horn Review

“Sure to satisfy survival-story fans.”—Kirkus Reviews
Kirkpatrick Hill spent her first six years at a mining camp outside Fairbanks, Alaska, which was a lot like the mine in Bo at Ballard Creek. She graduated from Syracuse University and taught for the next 30 years, mostly in the Alaska bush which is the setting for Toughboy and Sister, Winter Camp, Minuk, Dancing at the Odinochka The Ye...
Title:Toughboy And SisterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.67 × 5 × 0.41 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140348662

ISBN - 13:9780140348668

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grade 6's Review From my students: Hi my name is Karanvir, I read a book called Toughboy and Sister. The authors name is Kirkpatrick Hill. The characters names are Toughboy and Sister. The story took place when mama died, it was really sad for Toughboy and sister, so there dad got drunk because he heard that mama died. Daddy took Toughboy and sister to there fish camp, but daddy got drunk again, and he did not come back, what do you think what happen to him? Toughboy and sister abandon in the wilderness, will they be able to survive in the woods!! It was a hot summer day. Toughboy and sister went camping on the Yukon River. But before that Toughboy and Sister’s mother died in October. But the father was alive. They came back too the camp. But it was not that much fun with out mother. One night daddy was drinking too much of the beer… If you what to find out more, you could read the book. The author of this book is Kirkpatrick Hill Hi my name is: Mohammmad. I read this book, it was very sad, I felt like crying. For instance, when mamma died, while the baby was inside the mom's stomach. Soon after, their dad disappeared. The main characters are Toughboy, sister. Toughboy is very strong and brave and he is 11 years old but he is short. Sister is, short too, weak, and not so strong. This book is not for people that are easy too scared. Hi my name is Peter and I read this book called Toughboy and Sister. The author's name is Kirkpatrick Hill. The setting is near the Yukon River at fish camp. The summary of the book is mama died in October just when the baby was going to be born Toughboy is nearly eleven and sister is maybe 9 or 10.The characters are dad, Toughboy and sister and Natasha. Hello there my name is Stephanie, this book I have read is really sad. this book is called Toughboy and sister. There are a lot of characters in this book. There is good tone in this book like if daddy would ever come back? Will anyone come to save Toughboy and sister? The setting that I like is when they are going to the camp with daddy. There could not be no more food our water in camp. What I think of the book is will they ever get saved are will they ever have food are water. This book is good to read because you will find out what happened. It all began when Momma died. Toughboy and Sister were sad. Daddy was drinking. Dad died and they were worried. I think you should read this book because it's a good book and every page makes you want to know what's on the next one.
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An 11-year-old Indian boy and his younger sister must fend for themselves alone in an Alaskan wilderness camp when their father disappears on a drinking binge. "A simply told, well-crafted story . . . Sure to satisfy survival-story fans".--Kirkus Reviews