Never Say Die

Never Say Die

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In this fast-paced adventure story set in the Canadian arctic, fifteen-year-old Inuit hunter Nick Thrasher comes face-to-face with a fearsome creature on a routine caribou hunt gone wrong. Part grizzly, part polar bear, this environmental mutant has been pegged the "grolar bear" by wildlife experts. Nick may have escaped this time, but it won't be his last encounter.

Then Nick's estranged half-brother, Ryan, offers to take him on a rafting trip down a remote part of the Firth River. But when disaster strikes, the two narrowly evade death. They're left stranded without supplies--and then the grolar bear appears. Will Hobbs brings his singular style to this suspenseful story about two brothers fighting for survival against the unpredictable--and sometimes deadly--whims of nature.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 17.78mm | 68.04g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061708801
  • 9780061708800
  • 764,584

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A Bear like no other . . .

An accomplished Inuit hunter at fifteen, Nick Thrasher is about to bring home a caribou when he loses the meat to a fearsome creature never before seen in the wild. It's half grizzly, half polar bear. Wildlife experts will soon be calling it a "grolar bear."

Back home in his Arctic village, Nick receives a letter from Ryan Powers, the half brother he has never met. On assignment for National Geographic, Ryan is coming north to photograph migrating caribou, and proposes Nick join him on a raft trip down the remote Firth River. Their adventure is barely underway when both are thrown into the freezing river, under a ceiling of solid ice. With nothing but Nick's knife and the clothes on their backs, Nick and Ryan fight to survive in a world of caribou, wolves, and grizzlies. All the while, the dreaded grolar bear stalks the land.
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Review quote

Turbocharged wilderness survival story. --Horn Book Magazine"
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797 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 24% (190)
4 39% (310)
3 28% (220)
2 6% (50)
1 3% (27)
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