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Northwind

Northwind

by Gary Paulsen

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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.

This stunning New York Times Bestseller from the survival story master, set along a rugged coastline centuries ago, does for the ocean what Hatchet does for the woods, as it relates the story of a young person’s battle to stay alive against the odds, where the high seas meet a coastal wilderness.

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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ISBN-13: 9780374314200
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 11,872
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen (1939–2021) wrote more than two hundred books for children and adults, including the recent father-son comedy How to Train Your Dad, and the acclaimed memoir Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood. Three of his novels—Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room—were Newbery Honor books. In 1997, he received the ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to young adult literature. His books have sold over 35 million copies around the world. The journey described in Northwind is partly inspired by the author's own sailing adventures, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

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