This stunning novel from the survival story master, set along a rugged coastline centuries ago, does for the ocean what Hatchet does for the woods, as it relates the story of a young person's battle to stay alive against the odds, where the high seas meet a coastal wilderness.When a deadly plague reaches the small fish camp where he lives, an orphan named Leif is forced to take to the water in a cedar canoe. He flees northward, following a wild, fjord-riven shore, navigating from one danger to the next, unsure of his destination. But the deeper into his journey he paddles, the closer he comes to his truest self as he connects to "the heartbeat of the ocean . . . the pulse of the sea." With hints of Nordic mythology and an irresistible narrative pull, Northwind is Gary Paulsen at his captivating, adventuresome best.
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.90d
About the Author
Gary Paulsen lives in New Mexico and is a three-time Newbery Honor winner, for Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. The voyage described in Northwind parallels the author's own sailing adventures, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.