ALASKA CHALLENGE by Bill & Ruth Albee

ALASKA CHALLENGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another book for the Wilderness Wife market, in the story of two ""rolling stones"" who cannot bear the sedentary life and who pull up stakes and start out for British Columbia and Alaska, on foot, seeking our own ""last frontier"". Maps mean nothing, they get lost continually, they hitch hike, getting lifts by wagon and boat, they travel by raft, they follow animal trails, and eventually --making friends as they go, and proving their point that the world is a friendly place, they meet a trapper who brings them into their first goal, Liard. They've been forced to kill for meat, and are confronted with a heavy fine. But they get away with it -- and they earn their way for the next step. Finally they reach Alaska, they settle down for a year or so in Fairbanks and add two babies to the family, and then he gets a chance to teach at the tipmost point on Bering Straits. Technicalities bring that job to an end, and mother and babes start home. Pioneering adventure, entertaining enough in the telling.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1940
Publisher: Dodd, Mead