Never Say Die by Will Hobbs

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In this fast-paced adventure story set in the Canadian arctic, fifteen-year-old Inuit hunter Nick Thrasher comes face-to-face with a fearsome creature on a routine caribou hunt gone wrong. Part grizzly, part polar bear, this environmental mutant has been pegged the “grolar bear” by wildlife experts. Nick may have escaped this time, but it won’t be his last encounter.

Then Nick’s estranged half-brother, Ryan, offers to take him on a rafting trip down a remote part of the Firth River. But when disaster strikes, the two narrowly evade death. They’re left stranded without supplies—and then the grolar bear appears. Will Hobbs brings his singular style to this suspenseful story about two brothers fighting for survival against the unpredictable—and sometimes deadly—whims of nature.


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Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of eighteen novels, including Far North, Crossing The Wire, and Go Big Or Go Home. Take Me To The River began with the author's week-long canoe trip through the remote Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande on the Texas/Mexico border. Will's fondness for Texas goes back to his high school years in San Antonio. A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.
Published January 29, 2013 by HarperCollins. 229 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Half-Inuit Alaskan Nick, 15, finds adventure with his older, white half brother Ryan on a National Geographic photographic expedition in Yukon Territory.

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He'll soon be coming to Nick's part of the world to raft the remote Firth River in search of huge herds of migrating caribou.

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One day Nick comes face to face with one huge glaring example --- a bear cross between a grizzly and a polar bear.

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Gr 5–8—When boys are looking for a good read they turn to authors like Will Hobbs who consistently provides a story that interweaves survival skills, the great outdoors, and spine-tingling adventure. Nick, a 15-year-old Inuit boy living in Alaska, learned from his grandfather how to hunt to feed ...

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