By: Houston, James.

Price: $20.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good+

32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w illustrations. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake trout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall, three days' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a primitive sled. Then brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying ordeal. A huge barren-ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fight him? And yet to give up the caribou means certain death by starvation." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear.


Author Name: Houston, James.

Illustrator: James Houston.

Categories: Childrens,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1981

ISBN Number: 0771042566

ISBN Number 13: 9780771042560

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 20073

Keywords: Arctic, Inuit, Eskimos, Winter, Starvation, Survival, Sleds, Igloos, Grizzly bears, Snowy owls, Adventure, Brothers, Sisters, Pitohok, Upik, Grandfathers, Food Caches, Cariboo, Long Claws, Tundra, Animal Guides, Native Peoples, Children, Illustrated Books.,