Nature, Canoe, Grizzly, Attack, Survival, Young Adult, Excellent
When Alex and five friends set off on a canoe trip through the Canadian subarctic, they experience rapids, low food supplies, and amazing scenery. But twenty-nine days in, Alex encounters a bear while on his own. Managing to dodge the bear's initial charges, Alex eventually comes nose-to-nose with it. When the bear bites him, he loses consciousness. He awakens to the knowledge that no help is on the way, and he must make his way back to camp and warn the others. Reunited, Alex and his buddies must determine what is best for him, and the return trip to town is when the adventure really begins.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
10, Article 28.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss10/28