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Trap Lines North: A True Story Of The Canadian Woods

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Winter was near, and with Big Lindsay laid up, it looked as if the Vanderbecks were in for a hard time. Winter way up north in the Thunder Bay District of Ontario is a serious matter. It is long and bitter and there is much work to be done that requires experience and woods wisdom and courage.

This winter it was up to eighteen-year-old Jim Vanderbeck and his younger brother
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Neil Geisel
This is a classic among outdoors enthusiasts, especially trappers. The story is of an account of real life in the Canadian woods. They story is somewhat detailed in daily activities, but I would have liked even more details. I suppose because of the journaling and writing style from a time era the events took place limit a more dramatic tale. But the story is spread over the year of living and we get a good look at a typical year in the families shoes. A climax is achieved with a plot about an a ...more
Brings out the child and adventure in all of us. Easy to get lost in reading this book.
Jeff Smith
Read this book a couple of times in high school and loved it. Just read it again and still love it. If you like outdoors stories, this would be great for you ... it has snow, cold, snow, wolves, dogs, and all kinds of critters.
Tim Bower
Total classic!
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Wrote historical fiction and contemporary stories with young men as the main characters.
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