Far North

Far North

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Overview

Far North by Will Hobbs, Johnny Heller

"Mayday! Landed on river. Engine out.
Floating toward the falls."

When the engine of their float plane fails during a water landing near the head of Canada's monumental Virginia Falls, what began as a sightseeing detour turns into a survival mission for two high-school students and their elderly companion.

With the brutal sub arctic winter about to fall like a hammer, Gabe Rogers, his boarding-school roommate, Raymond Providence, and Raymond's great-uncle, Johnny Raven, are trapped in a deadly wilderness. Braving icy rapids and desperately hunting for moose in their struggle to fend off starvation, all three travelers must rely on the others' knowledge and courage, or survival is out of the question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780788725227
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/07/2002
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book "Far North" by Will Hobbs is one of the most thrilling adventure books out there. It's about an American boy named Gabe who decides to move to the Northwest Territories in Canada to be closer to his father. He's been living with his grandparents for the past few years in Texas and since his dad's line of work requires him to be in extremely rural areas for long periods of time, Gabe doesn't see his father as much as he's like to. When he moves into a boarding school and decides to take a sight-seeing tour with two other passengers his life drastically changes. During the tour the plane taxis into a fast moving river and when they try to lift off the plane doesn't start, when they become within one-hundred feet of a HUGE waterfall they decide to evacuate the plane, everyone survives except the pilot. After being stranded in the wild for a few weeks they decide to travel down river on a raft in hopes of finding civilization. The next few months are about Gabe, and the other two passengers coming together to survive the brutal winter the Northwest Territories are known for. During this adventure everyone learns more about themselves and they become closer to nature. I believe the major message this book is trying to get through is that everyone should respect nature, themselves, and others. I enjoyed this book so much because of the thrilling adventure this average teenage boy goes on in a wilderness so foreign to him and he has to learn from his mistakes to survive. My only dislike of this book is that the author throws in some unrealistic scenarios that make the book seem unrealistic. I think if someone is looking for something to read and they enjoy adventures they should read this book, because it is one of the most engaging adventure books in existence and it keeps the reader interested throughout the book. A few other related books by this author include; "Beardance", "Bearstone", and "The Big Wander". Related books by another author are; "Brian's Winter" and "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. My overall rating of this book is 9 out of 10, because it's a great book that really captures the reader and gets them interested in the story, but there are a few events and situations in the book that seem to be there just to add pages to it and make the book seem fantasy like and unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool! I wish I lived waterside!.....Juneau is beautiful, and Fairbanks sucks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading, very exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a very good book about two boys surviving in Canada. It is sad in one part though. I often have a hard time finding a good book, but this book kept me reading it. It has the perfect amount of suspenceful and relaxing parts. This book was a very good book, and I highly recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! Not only a survival story, but learning about the way of the Natives as well. Very good read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the old man said and taught two boys about survival and respect for the land and its resources.
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Two young boys caught in the Canadian wilderness in wintertime with only an old Indian with little English to help them. Frigid temperatures, starvation, and a grumpy grizzly are only a few of the trials they endure to survive.
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jjz6215 More than 1 year ago
Far North is a good easy read; not a literary masterpiece. It is a nice story about two young men and one's grandfather who get caught in a life threatening test of their survival skills. The reader gains some insight into the characters and their cultures as the day to day fight for survival unfolds. Far North is not a page turner but it does move fast enough to keep your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. It sits in my Nook alongside The Snow Child. Both very satisfying winter reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an adventurous story, but at times it did drag on. All in all I would recommend, especially to young boys in their teenage years. The characters are well defined and the description of the scenery is amazing. The cold temperatures, that dip well below freezing might leave you a little breathless, I can't imagine what that type of cold would fill like.
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Absolutely perfect book. Favorite book ever. Also recommend Leaving Protection also by Will Hobbs.
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