This gripping wilderness survival tale grabs young readers at the first sputtering of the small plane engine and does not let go.
Fifteen year-old Ben Paul s dream trip to the wilderness with his Tlingit grandfather quickly turns into a nightmare when their plane makes a forced landing on a lake hundreds of miles from anywhere and right in the heart of an angry grizzly s territory.
They survive the landing but that is the end of their good luck.
For fans of Gary Paulsen s Hatchet, this book delivers the same powerful, page-turning, scalp-tingling adventure."If you go down in this country, you won't get out." Ben worried as he looked out of the bush plane window into the northern wilderness below.
This adventure story begins with his plane crashing deep in the Canadian wilderness.
Trapped in the wilds, Ben's survival seems possible only with his Grandpa there to teach him the skills of their Tlingit ancestors.
But Grandpa's heart gives out, leaving Ben alone. To stay alive in this brutal land, Ben must teach himself the old ways.
He also gets some unexpected help from a wild wolf to help outwit a threatening grizzly bear."