Lost in the Barrens

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

Publisher: Emblem Editions
As thrilling to read now as when it was first published, Farley Mowat's bestselling tale of danger, survival, and companionship in the far North is now available as a Penguin Modern Classic.
 

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. When the boys have a chance to join a band of Chipeweyans on a trip to the remote Barrens, they jump at the opportunity. But when their canoe capsizes and they are separated from the group, it takes all their ingenuity to survive winter in the Barrens. 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.  

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Chapter 1
Jamie and Awasin

The month of June was growing old. It had been a year since Jamie Macnair left Toronto, the city of his birth, to take up a new life in the subarctic forests of northern Canada. Beside the shores of Macnair Lake the tamaracks were greening now after the winter’s blackness....
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