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Edge of nowhere / John Smelcer.

By: Smelcer, John E, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Andersen Press, 2010Description: 193 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849391962 (pbk.); 1849391963 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Rescue work -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- Teenage fiction | Aeroplane crash survival -- Teenage fiction | Shipwreck survival -- Teenage fiction | Survival -- Teenage fiction | Survival at sea -- Teenage fiction | Wilderness survival -- Teenage fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Teenage fiction | Fathers and sons -- Teenage fiction | Rescue work -- Teenage fiction | Adventure stories -- Teen fiction | Alaska -- Juvenile fiction | Alaska -- Teenage fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Bildungsromans. | Teenage adventure fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: Seth, an overweight teenager who is grieving over his mother's death is washed overboard his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm. He and his dog Tucker must make their way home from island to island along the Alaskan coast, and Seth gains new insights into himself, even as his father searches desperately for him. Based on true events, interwoven with Alutiiq myths. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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This is an astonishing tale of survival; a poignant Robinson Crusoe story, based on true events. When Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard from his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm, they are assumed drowned. But by good fortune, Seth and Tucker make it safely to one of the hundreds of islands that line the Alaskan coast. Over many months, the boy and his dog make their way, island by island, towards home, while Seth's desperate father never gives up hope. Along the way, Seth learns many hard lessons about survival, and even harder lessons about himself.

Seth, an overweight teenager who is grieving over his mother's death is washed overboard his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm. He and his dog Tucker must make their way home from island to island along the Alaskan coast, and Seth gains new insights into himself, even as his father searches desperately for him. Based on true events, interwoven with Alutiiq myths. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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