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Selling Points: The Arctic, gyrfalcons, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2008
Fiction Ages 8-11
A low rumble made Colly's blood freeze. The chug-chug of an engine followed by the clinking of chains started his heart pounding. He peered at where Jaz had disappeared on the barge. "Hurry!" he shouted inside his head. Where was she? Why didn't she get off?
Maybe she was trying.
Maybe she was caught!
He took out his red whistle and gave a short careful toot. No Jaz.
He tooted again, louder and longer this time.
When Junior Canadian Rangers, Colly and Jaz, visit Colly's uncle on Canada's Arctic coast, they are quick to discover something is amiss. Someone has been hunting gyrfalcons, the official bird of the Northwest Territories. Could it be poachers? During a pretend emergency, Colly and Jaz put two and five together and end up in a terrifying race for their lives!
CM Magazine - February 6, 2009
"A quick read that has enough action and suspense to keep the pages turning...For children who enjoy a bit of escapist fiction with a solid whodunit element, this book fits the bill...Recommended."
Resource Links - December 1, 2008
"A well-written and suspense-filled mystery for children... An excellent addition to a family, school or classroom library."
Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended
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