From the window of the small floatplane, fifteen-year-old Gabe Rogers is getting his first look at Canada's magnificent Northwest Territories with Raymond Providence, his roommate from boarding school. Below is the spectacular Nahanni River -- wall-to-wall whitewater racing between sheer cliffs and plunging over Virginia Falls. The pilot sets the plane down on the lake-like surface of the upper river for a closer look at the thundering falls. Suddenly the engine quits. The only sound is a dull roar downstream, as the Cessna drifts helplessly toward the falls . . .
With the brutal subarctic winter fast approaching, Gabe and Raymond soon find themselves stranded in Deadmen Valley. Trapped in a frozen world of moose, wolves, and bears, two boys from vastly different cultures come to depend on each other for their very survival.
This winter survival tale "delivers breathless action and an inspiring sense of Canada's vast landscape," said PW. Ages 10-14.
Exciting, especially for boys
I remember reading this as a young boy. I loved this story. I still get a little excited when I think about the adventures that the characters had. If you like My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet or any Jack London you will like this book about adventure, friendship and survival.
I love will Hobbs books but this one kind of dragged in the middle. I thought he was dragging it out for a bit. All and all it was entertaining and the kids loved the story.