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!READ BOOK ♔ Winter Camp ⚒ Eleven year old Toughboy and his younger sister must survive the harsh Alaskan winter at a friend s winter trapping camp Sequel to Toughboy and Sister Education in the Old Ways Orphaned siblings John and Annie Laurie better known as Toughboy and Sister are taken in by a feisty old neighbor lady, who promptly immerses them in the lore and taboos of her now vanished Native American people Privately scorning her countless taboos as superstitious nonsense the kids experience the challenge and real dangers of outdoor survival in Alaska s bitter winter.At 11 and 9 the siblings will come of age in the frigid Alaskan woods questioning the value of Education in the Old Ways Orphaned siblings John and Annie Laurie better known as Toughboy and Sister are taken in by a feisty old neighbor lady, who promptly immerses them in the lore and taboos of her now vanished Native American people Privately scorning her countless taboos as superstitious nonsense the kids experience the challenge and real dangers of outdoor survival in Alaska s bitter winter.At 11 and 9 the siblings will come of age in the frigid Alaskan woods questioning the value of Old Ways versus the advantages ofmodern 1970 s civilization One wonders how manyyears the old winter camp will have for Natasha, herself, for that matter But trapping for furs is in her blood and bones she is eager to teach all she has learned from generations of Indians to these reluctant siblings But will they ultimately appreciate her no nonsense instruction Or reconcile the old fashioned past with the modern present With its short sentences and simple syntax this book proves interesting reading for elementary students The hints about survival in prolonged winter wilderness provide valuable information for adults and kids alike April 15, 2017 I have just finished my first year teaching 4th through 6th grade students in a remote Eskimo village Earlier in the year we had read Toughboy and Sister and toward the end of the year we finished the sequel, Winter Camp As we read both stories I asked the students if the descriptions or events about nearby Athabascan Native Americans sounded true to them Invariably they said, yes The two novels focus on a brother and sister, known in their village as Toughboy and sister After their Father I have just finished my first year teaching 4th through 6th grade students in a remote Eskimo village Earlier in the year we had read Toughboy and Sister and toward the end of the year we finished the sequel, Winter Camp As we read both stories I asked the students if the descriptions or events about nearby Athabascan Native Americans sounded true to them Invariably they said, yes The two novels focus on a brother and sister, known in their village as Toughboy and sister After their Father dies they live two come to live with their Aunt Natasha Natasha longs for the old ways and is unwilling to change She finds the children soft and suddenly takes them out of school and flies out to cabin in the bush The children come to admire the survival knowledge and stamina of the Aunt, but question the value of many of the old beliefs This book explores some basic conflicts children set against nature, and tradition versus technology.According to the publisher s website the author, Kirkpatrick Hill, still lives in Fairbanks, Alaska She taught elementary school in bush Alaska forthan thirty years.Both Toughboy and Sister and Winter Camp are written in a limited omnipresent point of view We frequently jump from the mind of Toughboy to his sister and back The story is often told in narrative format and while well written is at times uneven.Recommendation If you are a teenage reader and want a taste of what life is still like for many in the remote parts of Alaska, I recommend both Toughboy and Sister and Winter Camp The book was interesting and full of details about living in the far North. The first book I ve read by Kirkpatrick Hill thought I ve known her and known about her books for several years now It s apparently NOT the first Toughboy Sister story, but it s the first one I ve read, and I appreciated reading about the characters lives during this one winter, as they learnabout their ancestry, their old ways , and as they cope with life after losing their parents I think I ll be looking at the library to see what other books we ve got about these characters, an The first book I ve read by Kirkpatrick Hill thought I ve known her and known about her books for several years now It s apparently NOT the first Toughboy Sister story, but it s the first one I ve read, and I appreciated reading about the characters lives during this one winter, as they learnabout their ancestry, their old ways , and as they cope with life after losing their parents I think I ll be looking at the library to see what other books we ve got about these characters, and readingabout their lives ETA delighted to find this positive review from someone who is a cultural insider Hill s books seem to be well received by Alaska Native and Inuit educators loving Bo at Ballard Creek I read the descriptions of Kirkpatrick Hill s other books and thought they all sounded kind of the same, so I didn t really look for them but this one crossed my path and I m so glad This is a truly delightful story with realistic, lovable characters two orphans a ETA delighted to find this positive review from someone who is a cultural insider Hill s books seem to be well received by Alaska Native and Inuit educators loving Bo at Ballard Creek I read the descriptions of Kirkpatrick Hill s other books and thought they all sounded kind of the same, so I didn t really look for them but this one crossed my path and I m so glad This is a truly delightful story with realistic, lovable characters two orphans and two cranky elderly people I wish I had known this author sooner, but I m glad she s getting wider recognition now Still really enjoying the works of Kirkpatrick Hill great kids adventures in the Alaska wilderness Survival, kindness, and the challenges of growing up in a harsh environment, caught between the old ways and the new Continuing adventures of Toughboy and Sister from a previous book , but both can stand alone. This is the book I just finished, and it was as good as the other two that was about these characters I hadn t heard of these books before a homeschooling friend told me about one of them she used, but now I am so glad I read the three I did I would love to readby this author, so I will searching forfrom her. 11 I wish I d read the first book, Toughboy and Sister, before I d read this It made it a little awkward getting into the book and understanding the characters Once I got into it, things went quickly Sure made me feel like a wimp complaining about our cold weather yesterday, though.