The author of Wilderness Wife uses her intimate knowledge of life in the far north as a background for the story of two youngsters and their parents in the Canadian woods, in the Hudson Bay country. The father has hopes of building a trading post, but is blocked by an unfriendly Indian, and turns his attention to making a home for his little family and to hunting and trapping. Ann (14) and Philip (11) learn that life is a matter of cooperative effort, and get real joy out of helping build the cabin and adapting themselves to outdoor life. Then they make friends with the son of the hostile Indian, and eventually win for their father the concession. Adequately written, with authentic feel of the woods.