Between A Rock And A Hard Place by Alden R. Carter
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A wilderness trek becomes a life-and-death situation in this riveting tale by the award-winning author of "Up Country" and "Dogwolf". When their canoe tips, two boys--one of whom is diabetic--lose all their supplies and must depend on sheer wits and courage to survive.
 

About Alden R. Carter

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Alden Carter's thirty-year career includes publication of novels for young adults and adults, nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, and picture books for and about special needs children. Among numerous awards, his novels have been named six times to the American Library Association's list of Best Books of the Year. His adult novel of the Civil War, Bright Starry Banner, was awarded the prestigious John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. A popular speaker, he has given over 600 presentations in schools and at conferences for writers and educators. A former teacher and naval officer, he lives in Marshfield, Wisconsin, with his wife, Carol. They have two adult children: Brian, an architect, and Siri, a college student.
 
Published February 1, 1999 by Scholastic Inc.. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Mark and his cousin Randy barely know how to paddle a canoe when their fathers send them into the wilderness on an outing that is a family tradition.

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Crisis looms large when two teenage cousins, one of whom is diabetic, are sent on a week-long canoe trip, their family's traditional rite of manhood.

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