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Cheechako: An Alaska Adventure Jonathan Thomas Stratman

Cheechako: An Alaska Adventure

Jonathan Thomas Stratman

Published
ISBN : 9781470185909
Paperback
144 pages
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Will Rollins, a greenhorn--cheechako--(chee-chock-oh) is miserable in his new Alaska life. In addition to the bully after him, he cant seem to make any friends in school and doesnt know a thing about dogsleds, riverboats, hunting, or surviving atMoreWill Rollins, a greenhorn--cheechako--(chee-chock-oh) is miserable in his new Alaska life. In addition to the bully after him, he cant seem to make any friends in school and doesnt know a thing about dogsleds, riverboats, hunting, or surviving at 40 degrees below zero. Even though he doesnt feel very brave, Will darts out alone onto rampaging river ice to rescue a stranded dog. His bravery wins him a valuable, trained sled dog, Blackie, and a new human friend as well, an Alaskan Indian boy named Elias. Its Elias who challenges and inspires the cheechako to become a rugged outdoorsman and a real Alaskan. Will starts out by feeding, harnessing and then driving a sled dog team. He learns to throw a hatchet-and hit what he aims at! He learns to snowshoe and stay alive in the cold, to challenge his fears and to push on when everything he wants to do is quit. Best of all, he learns to be a good friend. But when a fierce, Siberian blizzard rampages across central Alaska, stranding Wills family, nearly burying their log cabin in wind-blown snow drifts, it will be up to Will and Blackie to try to make it out alive. With Elias injured and Wills family in danger of freezing, can a cheechako save them? Can he save himself?