Audience:Children: Age (years) 10 - 14, Grade (US) 5 - 9
Dimensions:8.56in x 5.75 x 0.78 in | 0.75 lb
Page Count:240 pages
COMPELLING SEQUEL: Surviving the wilderness in the spring is one thing; it’s another thing entirely to survive a wild winter storm in the night, on the side of a mountain.
SURVIVAL STORIES PERENNIAL KIDS’ FAVE: Hatchet is THE classic survival story, but these books stand out as they showcase a young girl who faces challenges with both practical knowledge and inner strength.
AWARD-WINNER: Red Fox Road won the 2021 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book; it is also shortlisted for the Red Cedar Award (British Columbia Young Reader’s Choice Award).
JLG SELECTION: Red Fox Road was also selected by the Junior Library Guild.
STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER: While still dealing with the trauma of that last family vacation, with her mother in a hospital, still, Francie’s inner strength shines through as she sets out on a daring rescue mission.
ATMOSPHERIC WRITING: Just as in Red Fox Road, Frances Greenslade writes so vividly about the outdoors; in this case, the swirling snow, the bent trees, the cold dark rock caves…
“[A] gripping adventure story with strong themes of camaraderie, bravery, and forgiveness…. Francie’s strong connection to nature will resonate with outdoorsy readers, who may find the winter survival elements instructive. A harrowing and reflective escapade.” —Booklist
“Francie is a gritty and determined young person…. Green Mountain Academy was hard to put down.” —CM Reviews