Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness
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In 1939 the entire nation anxiously watched as a parent’s nightmare unfolded. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler was hiking Maine's highest mountain, mile-high Katahdin, when he became separated from his family. As a dark storm moved in, Donn became even more disoriented. He emerged nine long days later, grossly malnourished, bare feet cut to shreds, and with scarcely a stitch of clothing intact, but alive. Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness is the true story of that perilous journey, meticulously retold in a graphic novel.
Now Told in a Gripping Graphic Novel
Donn’s gripping story was made famous 70 years ago by the best-selling book, Lost on a Mountain in Maine. Now, for the first time Donn tells the story of survival and rescue from his own perspective in this skillfully illustrated graphic novel, Lost Trail.
Survived 9 Days of Cold, Hunger, Bears, and More
Children will be enthralled to read the day-by-day account of how a 12-year-old Boy Scout from a New York City suburb survived cold, hunger, bears, a tumble into an icy river, and hallucinations. And they will cheer to read of how Donn’s rescue was celebrated with a huge parade and an opportunity to meet the President of the United States. As a graphic novel, Lost Trail introduces younger and more reluctant readers to a true story that has captivated children for more than 70 years.
Publisher: Down East Books
My daughter wasn't able to read this on her own but we read it together and she enjoyed it. Knowing that it was a true story interested her and the story made for great discussion. I did wait until almost the end of the year for us to read it and I'm glad it was included.
This book is a great read aloud during a break between subjects
My son loves comic books! A love his dad shares with him. My son read this with his dad, and they both enjoyed it. We love the outdoors, so they had great discussions on survival skills, and we practiced a lot of them while hiking and camping.
The vocabulary in this book was a little challenging for my 7 year old. This wasn’t my son's favorite activity but he probably would’ve liked this book if I was the one reading it to him. I can see why Timberdoodle picked it.
My kids really enjoy graphic novels and this one is no exception. It's a nice change of pace for their independent reading.