Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens

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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.
Publisher: Ontario :, Penguin Random House Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780735252936
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2018


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Apr 13, 2018

Farley Mowat (1921-2014) – ‘Lost in the Barrens,’ what a delightful book! This is one of his earlier works (1956).

I am ashamed to say it was likely my first or perhaps second book by this highly acclaimed, popular and prolific Canadian author; a champion of the far North. This and another book earned him the Governor General’s Award for Juvenile Fiction in 1956. He was honored with many awards and nine Honorary Doctorates from Canadian Universities.

This book can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. Jamie MacNair, the nephew of a trapper, and his native friend Awasin join a Chipeweyan expedition to the remote Barren Grounds in search of deer. They get separated from their group with no hope for rescue and need to hunker down to survive the onslaught of the Canadian winter. This will by no means be my last Mowat book. Highly recommended reading by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Sep 20, 2016

This book was amazing. My dad recommended it to my after I finished all the books in the house!! The mysterious parts were only mysterious for one day though. At 11 reading Books for high school kids this was a well written book. If you enjoy tons of mystery I would recommend "Conspiracy 365. "

Mar 11, 2013

I'm 9 years old and I love this book. I think it's epic and full of adventure. My rating on this book would five stars. I learned to be patient from this awesome book.

Apr 24, 2011

I read this book out loud to my family - a great story. My 2 boys loved it. Great adventures.

Feb 09, 2011

We loved the wolverine. We really liked the Stone House and the artifacts Jamie found under it. As a mom I really liked that these teeage boys could admit their mistakes and learn from them.

Oct 18, 2010

full of adventures

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Sep 20, 2016

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Sep 20, 2016

This book is basically about 2 boy who are lost in the Barrens (plains) over the Winter and how they survive with almost nothing.


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