Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat

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Each of their experiences- a reindeer slaughter to provide food...make absorbing episodes that do much to reveal the nature of a fascinating area and the people in it...the events have a documentary quality that provides real suspense.
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Awasin, a Cree Indian boy, and Jamie, a Canadian orphan living with his uncle, the trapper Angus Macnair, are enchanted by the magic of the great Arctic wastes. They set out on an adventure that proves longer and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Drawing on his knowledge of the ways of the wilderness and the implacable northern elements, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure.

When first published in 1956, Lost in the Barrens won the Governor-General’s Award for Juvenile Literature, the Book-of-the-Year Medal of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and the Boys’ Club of America Junior Book Award.
 

About Farley Mowat

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Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice". He lives in Ontario, Canada.
 
Published June 1, 1956 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Each of their experiences- a reindeer slaughter to provide food...make absorbing episodes that do much to reveal the nature of a fascinating area and the people in it...the events have a documentary quality that provides real suspense.

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