When four friends set out on a canoe trip down Milligan Creek during spring runoff season, little do they realize their voyage through small town Saskatchewan is about to turn into one of the wildest experiences of their lives--if they survive! Facing raging rapids, frigid "icebergs," spinning whirlpools, roaring culverts, and their own recklessness, soon the boys find themselves in uncharted waters with no clue how they're going to get home. With night falling fast and no one to rely on but each other, the boys must figure out how to work together or risk falling victim to the merciless powers of nature--and their parents' wrath!
About the Author
Kevin Miller grew up on a farm just outside of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, where he and his friends got into all sorts of adventures--and mischief. Not only has he canoed the real Milligan Creek during spring runoff--twice--he lived to tell the tale. The adventures recounted in "Up the Creek" and the other Milligan Creek series books are based partly on his imagination and partly on his own experiences growing up on the prairies. These days, Kevin makes his home in Kimberley, BC, with his wife and four children. But not a runoff season goes by when he doesn't consider throwing the canoe in his truck, crossing the mountains, and riding the rapids in Milligan Creek once again.