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The Trap

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This is a riveting tale with well-placed cliff-hangers. Plus there are little anecdotes and flashbacks giving insights into the way of life in northern Alaska - a wonderful way of learning about people who’ve survived and thrived for centuries at the end of the Earth


  • LISTED Recommended novel for schools in Canada
  • SELECTED Battle of the Books


  • DORRIS, Michael: The Window (Hyperion 1997)
  • MOWAT, Farley: Lost in the Barrens (McClelland & Stewart 1987) Awasin and Jamie meet a challenge many mountain men could not endure.
  • Deliverance (1972) river-rafting trip turns sour.
  • Jeremiah Johnson (1972) mountain man in vendetta.
  • Lost (2004-2010) TV series about a plane crash on a remote island.
  • North Star (1996) set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's.
  • DICKEY, James: Deliverance (Houghton Mifflin 1970)

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