I was so happy when I got this book in the mail! I almost hugged the UPS man! When I read the synopsis of the book I instantly fell in love! I needed this book! Now that I have it and I read it, it is just the bees knees! (That’s how good this book was, I use the phrase bees knees!) Anyway, the book really captured my attention from beginning, middle and ending! I just never wanted the book to end. I also love how there are actual pictures capturing their experiences in the middle of the book. As I was reading I could picture myself there with Aidan and James. I really recommend this book. Down below I will put where you can buy this book and also the synopsis of the book.
DISCLAIMER: I recieved this book for free in return of my honest opinion. 5 out of 5 stars is my honest rating!
The powerful and affirming story of a father’s journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs?
But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods.
Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears.
At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go.
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