An educational visit with a predictable outcome. Mark (twelve) and Lynn (seven) Bennett are off to Alaska for the summer after Grandma dies (Mom died earlier) to stay with Dad until he finishes Army duty. But Dad wants to homestead and Mark isn't having any. He runs away, fights at school, then gets the word that he can move in with his best friend back in Washington. When the time comes, however, the cheechako has gone native, made friends, and generally staked his claim. ""Bubbling with molasses and brown sugar.