After clearing enough forest to build a log cabin for their new home, Pa returns east to fetch the rest of the family, while young brothers Daniel and Will stay behind to watch the land. Pa had planned to return within six weeks . . . but something must have gone wrong. Now the boys must survive the winter with only a few supplies and their ability to invent and improvise. But are they alone in the woods? Jean Van Leeuwen?s engrossing novel of pioneer survival is based on a true incident.
Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children’s books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. Ms. Van Leeuwen lives in a small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has… More about Jean Van Leeuwen