The Trap

The Trap

Book - 2006
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A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story "It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards his own cabin with the sound of snow crunching beneath his boots."
""He should be back tomorrow," he thought, as a star raced across the sky just below the North Star. "
""He should be back tomorrow for sure."" Seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel knows that his grandfather Albert is a stubborn old man and won't stop checking his own traplines even though other men his age stopped doing so years ago. But Albert Least-Weasel has been running traplines in the Alaskan wilderness alone for the past sixty years. Nothing has ever gone wrong on the trail he knows so well.
When Albert doesn't come back from checking his traps, with the temperature steadily plummeting, Johnny must decide quickly whether to trust his grandfather or his own instincts.
Written in alternating chapters that relate the parallel stories of Johnny and his grandfather, this novel poignantly addresses the hardships of life in the far north, suggesting that the most dangerous traps need not be made of steel.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805079395
0805079394
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 20 cm.

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DevilStateDan Oct 03, 2013

This book is outstanding!
A story of generations, of coping with a changing world, isolation, the importance of family and of retaining culture, and most of all hope.
The difficulties of life and the challenges and tragedies we all face are dealt with very beautifully by John E. Smelcer.
A stunning window into the life of a boy and his grandfather.

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Binky34
Oct 19, 2010

hey its afro104 could someone tell me what this book is about?

is it gothy, moody,dark,cool,is it a bad book, i really hate it when a book looks cool and good but it ends up being boring or not your type.

please someone help me!!!!!!!!!!!!


-afro104

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Binky34
Oct 19, 2010

Binky34 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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