Synopses & Reviews
An 11-year-old Indian boy and his younger sister must fend for themselves alone in an Alaskan wilderness camp when their father disappears on a drinking binge. "A simply told, well-crafted story . . . Sure to satisfy survival-story fans".--Kirkus Reviews.
They ve never faced danger before. Now they re alone and they have no choice.
Every summer, Toughboy and his younger sister stay at their isolated family fish camp on the Yukon River. There, away from their Alaskan village, they help their parents catch and smoke salmon. But that was before their mother died and everything changed. This year, their father brings them back to the camp, but before he can set things up, he vanishes. No one knows that Toughboy and Sister have been left alone in the wilderness to fend for themselves. Days and then weeks pass. Their food runs out, and their radio stops working. What are they going to do now?
This quiet, simply told story speaks in a distinctive voice about stoic courage, dignity, and survival. The Horn Review
Sure to satisfy survival-story fans. Kirkus Reviews"