Up The Creek by Kevin MillerUp The Creek by Kevin Miller

Up The Creek

byKevin Miller

Paperback | June 1, 2016

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Title:Up The CreekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:139 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Millstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1519253265

ISBN - 13:9781519253262


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thrilling Adventure! “Up the Creek” is a wonderfully adventurous tale of four boys in Milligan Creek, Saskatchewan who are determined to take a canoe trip down the swollen creek during the spring runoff. Facing frigid water and chunks of ice an apprehensive Dean with friends Chad, Andy and Matt who long for the thrill of a whitewater rafting experience are swept into the churning water of culverts, powerful currents, and a swirling whirlpool. Even Matt and Andrew’s collision with a submerged log, and the rescue of their sunken canoe only dampens their spirits temporarily. Laughing over their escapade when they reach the graveyard bridge, their ride late picking them up and Matt and Andrew decide to save a drifting paddle, the adventure continues through unchartered waters with night falling and a thunderstorm on the horizon. Knowing their parents will be worried, and with no rescue in sight the four must depend on team work and their ingenuity to see them through the crisis. Skillfully Kevin Miller builds a fast-paced and action-packed plot as the four boys, three hungering for adventure and one unsure and fearful, band together to overcome one trial after another. Amidst all the drama, there is a wealth of humor like the boys teasing Dean about the mountain of gear his mother forces him to bring along which Andy and Matt are grateful for when they need towels, clothing and food after a spill from their canoe. Well-written and gripping as events unfold the story progresses naturally and quickly to an ending that has the boys facing their parents’ wrath. Bringing the story to life are realistic and memorable characters like nervous and overly prepared Dean Muller; the daring, reckless thrill-seeker Matt Taylor; resourceful and knowledgeable Andrew Loewen; and Matt’s practical brother Chad. I thoroughly enjoyed “Up the Creek” a story of survival, friendship and love of adventure that will keep youngsters clued to their seats wanting to know if Dean, Chad, Andrew and Matt not only endure their hardships but can overcome their parents’ anger.
Date published: 2018-02-12