A frontier memoir of life in the Canadian wilderness by a spirited lady now in her '70's, and with the help of competent editing by Ben East of Outdoor Life, Mrs. Frederickson's unique pioneer timbre comes through. Daughter of a trapper, the youngest of 12 children, Olive traveled north reluctantly with her father and brothers after her mother's death. She married at 20, bore three children, was widowed, homesteaded, lost one child and eventually married again. This is a chronicle of dangers undergone (cold, attacks from animals, extreme hunger), hunting, and incredible selfreliance. Mrs. Frederickson also sets down, with the same ingratiating honesty, her difficulties in trapping a second husband. A very lightly doctored, ingenuous, raw knuckled chronicle -- and that's its main value and charm.