Gary Paulsen was the master of survival stories, and Northwind is no exception. This harrowing adventure at sea follows a young orphan on a journey to escape the deadly plague that has ravaged his home. Paulsen’s vivid descriptions of Leif’s dangerous voyage practically jump off the page in this captivating tale.
When a deadly plague reaches the small fish camp where he lives, an orphan named Leif is forced to take to the water in a cedar canoe. He flees northward, following a wild, fjord-riven shore, navigating from one danger to the next, unsure of his destination. Yet the deeper into his journey he paddles, the closer he comes to his truest self as he connects to “the heartbeat of the ocean . . . the pulse of the sea.” With hints of Nordic mythology and an irresistible narrative pull, Northwind is Gary Paulsen at his captivating, adventuresome best.
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|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|