HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE by Marian Rumsey

HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Twelve-year-old George reluctantly leaves Nob Hill for a forced two-week vacation in northernmost Canada; on the way bush pilot Sam's small plane crashes and they must make their way three hundred miles by canoe and foot. In one week George travels from hatred of the high country to a desire to spend the winter there; en route he acquires the friendship of the gruff Sam and a number of small animals. Although the transformation of George's character in seven short days smacks of the miraculous and the high adventure is rather low-keyed (reducing its appeal for Rumsey regulars), the story is lucidly told by George himself and the setting is evocatively sketched both in the text and in the few drawings by Joseph Cellini.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1967
Publisher: Morrow