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On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Bastedo, Jamie

Alberta Children's/Young Adult Book of the Year winner 2007 White Ravens: International Youth Library selection of outstanding books, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Honorable Mention - Young Adult Fiction 2006 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007 Ashle...y Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. The only thing for certain is that what she discovers will change her life - and her community's - forever. In spite of its name, no one in the tiny troubled hamlet of Nanurtalik the place with polar bears can remember seeing a polar bear in decades. But when a teenager's dismembered body is discovered on a nearby ice road, everyone fears polar bears have returned. The community is thrown into chaos as another suspected bear attack sparks a flury of bullets that whiz through the town during a blinding four-day blizzard. Was it a real or phantom bear? No one can say for sure. Ashley Anowiak is swept into this storm of confusion by her special link with polar bears expressed through the magic of her art and the terror of her dreams. She finds herself on the trail of Nanurluk, a giant bear that has haunted her people for thousands of years. Ashley's bear hunt leads from the frozen catacombs beneath Itkiqtuqjuaq to the jumbled ice fields covering the Arctic Ocean. As she closes in on the bear, Ashley's inner and outer worlds are torn apart, leaving her desperate for any stability she can find. This is the story of a gifted northern youth struggling to find her true home in a fast-changing arctic, where culture, climate and landscape seem to be crumbling all around her.
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ISBN 9780889953376
Released NZ 30 Apr 2006
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780889953376
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Red Deer Press
Released 30 Apr 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Bastedo, Jamie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 381g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Indians of North America, Bears, Climatic changes, Arctic regions, Shamans
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult