Ice Drift by Theodore Taylor

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The year is 1868, and fourteen-year-old Alika and his younger brother, Sulu, are hunting for seals on an ice floe attached to their island in the Arctic. Suddenly the ice starts to shake, and they hear a loud crack--the terrible sound of the floe breaking free from land. The boys watch with horror as the dark expanse of water between the ice and the shore rapidly widens, and they start drifting south--away from their home, their family, and everything they've ever known.

Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the brothers face bitter cold, starvation, and most frightening of all, vicious polar bears. But they still remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued.

This thrilling new adventure story from bestselling author Theodore Taylor is a moving testament to the bond between brothers--and to the strength of the human spirit.

Includes a map, a glossary of Inuit words and phrases, and an author's note..

 

About Theodore Taylor

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\Theodore Taylor has written several award-winning books. The Cay won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was also made into a movie.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published March 1, 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 244 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspired by the true story of the 1871 polar exploration ship Polaris, Taylor’s third-person narrative follows the dual stories of the boys and of their mother trying to find them.

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