Publisher description for Ice drift / Theodore Taylor.


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The year is 1868, and fourteen-year-old Alika and his younger brother, Sulu, are hunting for seals on an ice floe attached to their island in the Arctic. Suddenly they hear the terrible sound of the floe breaking free from land. The boys watch with horror as they start drifting south--away from their home, their family, and everything they've ever known.

Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the boys face bitter cold, starvation, and vicious polar bears. And yet, in this moving testament to the bond between brothers, Alika and Sulu remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued .

Includes a map, a glossary of Inuit words and phrases,
and an author's note.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Inuit -- Juvenile fiction.
Inuit -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Icebergs -- Fiction.
Eskimos -- Fiction.
Baffin Bay (North Atlantic Ocean) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.