Lost in the Barrens Author:Farley Mowat, Charles Geer (Illustrator) 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 eleme... more »nts, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure.
When first published in 1956, Lost in the Barrens won the Governor-General’s Award for Juvenile Literature, the Book-of-the-Year Medal of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and the Boys’ Club of America Junior Book Award.« less
A very entertaining adventure book, for preteens and up about two boys lost in the far North of Canada and facing the approaching winter. Characterization is good and the chapters are short and the text is active. A good book for homeschoolers about living in the Arctic.