Writing at a slightly older age level than Oolak's Brother (1952-p. 772) Helmericks describes another visit by Bob Hamilton,...

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ARCTIC HUNTER

Writing at a slightly older age level than Oolak's Brother (1952-p. 772) Helmericks describes another visit by Bob Hamilton, now 16, to young Oolak's Eskimo family at Cross Island in Arctic Alaska. Bob and Oolak hunt with the men and become men themselves as they face the dangers of the ice pack, or trapping or starving, and as Bob kills his first polar bear. There is an often gripping authenticity to the episodes of hunting and daily life (enriched here by detailed diagrams and pictures of Eskimo methods and artifacts) but as such, they lack the sense of character and action to make a more impressive book.

Pub Date: March 31, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955