Every summer, Toughboy and his younger sister stay at their isolated family fish camp on the Yukon River. There, away from their Alaskan village, they help their parents catch and smoke salmon. But that was before their mother died and everything changed. This year, their father brings them back to the camp, but before he can set things up, he vanishes. No one knows that Toughboy and Sister have been left alone in the wilderness to fend for themselves. Days and then weeks pass. Their food runs out, and their radio stops working. What are they going to do now?
Die Blaue Brillenschlange ,Switzerland, an international award for third-world children’s literature
Blue Ribbon Award from theBulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, 1991
Ten Best of the Year by Chicago’s Center for Children’s Books, 1991