Raven's Mountain

Raven's Mountain

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A story of a girl who goes beyond her limits to save her family and on the way, discovers a mysterious bond with a family of bears and a raven.
Publisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2013, c2010.
ISBN: 9781742374659
1742374654
Branch Call Number: XPBF ORR, WENDY
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 20 cm

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SPL_Childrens May 08, 2013

Eleven-year-old Raven isn’t happy about moving to a different city near the Rocky Mountains with her mom and older sister to join her new stepfather. She’ll be leaving her school and all of her friends behind.

Raven also wants to stay in Cottonwood Bluffs in case her biological father should ever decide to return home.

Soon after their move, the girls and their stepfather, Scott, embark on a mountain climbing trip while their mother is at work. Unenthusiastic at first, the girls soon experience the majestic peace and beauty of the Rockies and the local wildlife. They stand under a waterfall, reach the mountain summit, come close to a bear and watch mountain goats scampering among the rocks. They also come to accept and respect Scott, who is acting as guide.

Then a sudden avalanche pulls Raven down the mountain in a shower of rocks. She emerges bruised, injured and terrified. Hours later, she discovers that the avalanche has trapped Lily and Scott in a cave behind a huge boulder. It’s up to Raven to go for help. The survival of all three depends on her.

Without food, without her glasses, and in danger from the treacherous terrain and the bears, Raven somehow conjures up the determination and the incredible courage to journey through the unknown wilderness alone to bring help to Lily and Scott.

A gripping survival story, told from Raven’s point of view, Facing the Mountain features realistic characters and dialogue. The author’s love and knowledge of the Rockies are evident.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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