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Lost in the barrens


Awasin, a Cree Indian boy, and Jamie, a Canadian orphan living with his uncle, the trapper Angus Macnair, are enchanted by the magic of the great Arctic wastes. They set out on an adventure that proves longer and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Drawing on his knowledge of the ways of the wilderness and the implacable northern elements, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure.

Item Details



  • 9780771066818
  • 9780771066399
  • 9780771064661
  • 0771066813
  • 0771066406
  • 0771066392
  • 0553275259
  • 0316586382

Publisher, Date: Toronto : Emblem, 2009, c1956.

Description: 204 p. ; 21 cm.


  • Canadiana.
  • Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.

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McPhee, John, 1931- — Mowat and McPhee are great scientific travelers, and love to recount their experiences, tell about the people they meet, and discuss the science they find there. Their descriptive and thought-provoking writing leaves an impression and makes you want to know more. -- Melissa Gray
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945- — A concern for the Earth and humanity's relationship with it and impact on it are under discussion in much of Mowat's work and Lopez' nonfiction. Their descriptive and engaging writing asks some of the tough questions and leaves the reader thinking. -- Melissa Gray
Berton, Pierre, 1920-2004 — These Canadian authors share a love of the far north, Canada, nature, and history. Their engaging writing adds to the inherent interest of their topics. Their breadth of experience and appetite for adventure are as big as the country they come from, and that comes through in their books. -- Melissa Gray
Holling, Holling Clancy, 1900-1973; Durbin, William, 1951- — These authors' works are Richly detailed, and they share: the subjects 'Canada' and 'Voyages and travels'.
Ho, Oliver — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subjects 'Canada' and 'Wolves'.
Olmstead, Kathleen; Ellis, Deborah, 1960- — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subject 'Canada'.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- — These authors' works are Descriptive, and they share: the subject 'Canada'.
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942 — These authors' works are Moving and Engaging, and they share: the subject 'Canada'.
Greenwood, Barbara, 1940- — These authors' works are Descriptive and Richly detailed, and they share: the subject 'Canada'.
Seidler, Tor — These authors' works are Moving, and they share: the subjects 'Children and animals' and 'Wolves'.

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