Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens

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Awasin and Jamie, brothers in courage, meet a challenge many mountain men could not endure.nbsp;nbsp;When their canoe is destroyed by the fury of the rapids, they must face the wilderness with no food and no hope of rescue.nbsp;nbsp;To survive, they build an igloo, battle a towering grizzly bear, track several wolves, slaughter caribou for food and clothing.nbsp;nbsp;Two lost huskies they tame bring companionship--and maybe a way home from their dangerous adventure.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, c1984, (1988 printing).
ISBN: 9780553275254
Branch Call Number: [Fic] 20
PZ7.M866 Lo 1988
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Geer, Charles - Illustrator


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Apr 13, 2018

Farley Mowat (1921-2014) – ‘Lost in the Barrens,’ what a delightful book! This is one of his earlier works (1956).

I am ashamed to say it was likely my first or perhaps second book by this highly acclaimed, popular and prolific Canadian author; a champion of the far North. This and another book earned him the Governor General’s Award for Juvenile Fiction in 1956. He was honored with many awards and nine Honorary Doctorates from Canadian Universities.

This book can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. Jamie MacNair, the nephew of a trapper, and his native friend Awasin join a Chipeweyan expedition to the remote Barren Grounds in search of deer. They get separated from their group with no hope for rescue and need to hunker down to survive the onslaught of the Canadian winter. This will by no means be my last Mowat book. Highly recommended reading by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Sep 20, 2016

This book was amazing. My dad recommended it to my after I finished all the books in the house!! The mysterious parts were only mysterious for one day though. At 11 reading Books for high school kids this was a well written book. If you enjoy tons of mystery I would recommend "Conspiracy 365. "

Mar 11, 2013

I'm 9 years old and I love this book. I think it's epic and full of adventure. My rating on this book would five stars. I learned to be patient from this awesome book.

Apr 24, 2011

I read this book out loud to my family - a great story. My 2 boys loved it. Great adventures.

Feb 09, 2011

We loved the wolverine. We really liked the Stone House and the artifacts Jamie found under it. As a mom I really liked that these teeage boys could admit their mistakes and learn from them.

Oct 18, 2010

full of adventures


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Sep 20, 2016

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Sep 20, 2016

This book is basically about 2 boy who are lost in the Barrens (plains) over the Winter and how they survive with almost nothing.


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